Washable RFID tags for linens

by Inside Logistics Online Staff

FOOTHILL RANCH, Calif. – Fujitsu Frontech North America Inc.has launched the WT-A543 RFID Linen Tag globally.

With a 7-mm form factor, the WT-A543 RFID Linen Tag is 30 percent smaller than the previous generation and can easily be inserted into any hem. The new mechanical design offers improved chemical resistance, while providing greater strength and durability in a smaller form factor.

Improved strength and flexibility provide high-end performance for flat linen processing using high pressure extractors and flatwork ironers. The smaller size allows WT-A543 RFID Linen Tag to be directly inserted into virtually any linen, garment or textile. When sewn into seams, the 7mm tag is unobtrusive and unnoticeable.

The tag is suitable for linens used in hospitality, healthcare, hotel/casino, food and beverage, and entertainment applications.

The tags allow for very high-density readability and tightly controlled read range, providing the ability to accurately read tagged items in a multitude of in-process locations without reading other RFID tags in the local area. This allows users to fully manage their internal processes rather than just reading tags before shipment as with other linen tags.

Garment and linen owners will see improved asset tracking and reduced loss, while keeping costs low by improving workflow and efficiency. Laundries will greatly improve linen and garment processing with near 100 percent accurate reading and enhanced inventory management for both soiled and clean items.

The new WT-A543 RFID Linen Tag is available now through Fujitsu Frontech North America’s authorized distribution partners.