The HID Global LinTag transponders have been designed to apply securely and discreetly to textiles, enabling RFID tracking of high-volume, commercially laundered bed linens, towels and garments.
In contrast to garments like uniforms, linen like bed sheets or towels are washed more frequently and have to endure a tougher cleaning and drying process. Historically, this made using RFID to optimize inventory and accounting processes difficult or impossible to implement for linen. HIDGlobal’s LinTag robust design combats the industrial wash cycles for linens, withstanding the rigors of repeated washings, cleaning chemicals, sterilizing heat, and pressure. The patented design securely positions the inner chip relative to the antenna, which guarantees consistent performance over the life of the tag.
Encased in highly durable cotton-polyester fabric, LinTag units allow inconspicuous RFID tag placement into textiles. LinTag heat-seal tags attach effortlessly via heat-transfer adhesive. LinTag Stitch tags allow them to be directly stitched onto or seamed into fabric without the need for an extra pouch or cover saving time and costs for application. LinTag Embed tags can be sewn into a small hem or pocket to accommodate existing processes.
Industrial laundries and commercial cleaners are using RFID technology to improve inventory control, reduce labour requirements, and optimize the lifecycle management of individual textiles andgarments. Real-time traceability delivers more accurate and timely billing, and enhances customer satisfaction.
Healthcare organizations are also tagging linens and gowns to monitor usage and inventories, automate distribution, and reduce shrinkage and staffing needs, relying on LinTag transponders to survive repeated cleaning and sterilization processes.
UHF LinTag's deliver 128 bit EPC, anti-collision functionality, fast data rate communication and read ranges of up to 10 ft (3 m).
|Dimensions||48 mm × 16 mm x 1.7mm||48 mm × 22 mm x 1.7mm||48 mm × 16 mm x 1.7mm|
|Housing Material||Cotton and Polyester|
|Mounting Method||Sew into hem or pouch||Stitch onto fabric||Heat-seal|
|Operating Temperature||-40°C to +85°C|
|Storage Temperature||-40°C to +85°C|
|Peak Temperature||+120°C - 100 hours|
|Shock/Fatigue||20° to 160° C (200x5 min with 30 sec. transition)|
|Ingress Protection||Withstands Exposure to water and all chemicals common to commercial laundry and dry cleaning|
|Wash Cycles||Up to 300 commercial wash cycles|
|Ironing||220°C (20 bars, 10 times, 10 sec.) |
(Thin tissue between iron and tag)
|Washing||90°C, 15 minutes|
|Drying||120°C, 20 minutes|
|Tunnel Finisher||185°C, 15 minutes|
|Vibration||IEC 68.2.6 (10 g, 10 to 2000 Hz, 3 axis, 2.5 h)|
|Shock||IEC 68.2.29 (40 g, 18 ms, 6 axis, 2000 times)|
|Axial/Radial Force||1000N (10 sec.)|
|Bending/Twisting||Bending (500 times 10 mm radius), twisting (500 times 180°)|
|Extractor Press||60 bar|
|Operating Frequency||915 MHz|
|Chip Type||NXP UCODE G2IL|
|Read Distance||Up to 3 m|
|Memory||128 bit EPC, 64 bit TID|
|Standards||UHF EPC Class 1 Gen 2, ISO 18000-6C|
|Part Number||Model Number||Description||RRP
|[A] HID - LinTag Laundry Tags|
|9-9860-210-3||6B6994||LinTag UHF - Embed Version (G2IL)||$2.53||A|
|9-9860-211-7||6B6996||LinTag UHF - Stitch Version (G2IL)||$2.53||A|
|9-9860-212-6||6B6998||LinTag UHF - Patch Version (G2IL)||$2.53||A|