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RFID/NFC technology

RFID dispensing (close-up) | © RATHGEBER GmbH & Co. KG

RFID stands for ‘Radio Frequency Identification’ and describes the more secure, contact-free, clear identification of people and objects across some distance and without direct visual contact between the RFID transponder and the RFID reader. These advantages of RFID technology are extremely beneficial in light of the Industry 4.0 initiative. RATHGEBER’s subsidiary, smart-TEC has specialised in the development and manufacture of custom-made RFID transponders for over 15 years.

The idea behind it is to turn conventional labelling solutions, like plates, labels and emblems, into smart labels fit for Industry 4.0 and the Internet of Things.

Several years ago, NCF technology (‘Near Field Communication’) was added to RFID technology. Using this contact-free chip technology via mobile phone or tablet offers manufacturers the opportunity to stay in close communication with their customers even after their products have been purchased. Customers stay informed about product news, product changes, replacement parts, competitions or warranties.

Already for many customers of the Rathgeber Group, this technology is also integrated in their products.

The combination of sleek, tangible, emotive labels with intelligent RFID and NFC technology is possible thanks to the close cooperation of all companies in the RATHGEBER Group.