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RFID Journal Selects Phase IV Products as 2016 Finalists

Phase IV Engineering is proud to announce that we were honored twice by the RFID Journal in 2016.

New Product of the Year 2016 –

Phase IV’s Innovative Patent-Pending RFID Sensor Reader that is optimized for reading sensors and interfacing with a wide variety of machine and cloud interfaces.

Most Innovative RFID Product of the Year 2016 & Most Innovative Use of RFID Nomination –

The article below highlights Phase IV’s work with deploying the ultra-thin RFID temperature data logger. The RFID Journal also nominated the Micro-T Data Logger “Most Innovative Use of RFID” in 2016. Read the article below for details on how Reichhold helps a fiberglass pipe manufacturer improve production, saving time and money.

Reichhold worked with Phase IV Engineering to develop a solution that can pinpoint exactly when the snap cure of the resin occurs—as indicated by a temperature rise in the composites being cured. Phase IV’s RFID-enabled Micro-T Data Logger captures the temperature of pipes as they cure in the customer’s ovens. With that information, production managers can choose to either shut down portions of the oven farther down the line from where the resin curing takes place, in order to save energy, or speed up the line to use the full length of the oven in less time. Betts and his team are working with the customer to fine-tune the manufacturing process.

“For the first time ever, the Micro-T has enabled the engineers that are trying to dial in these fiberglass processes to get very, very accurate temperature readings of the fiberglass assembly while it’s curing,” says Scott Dalgleish, Phase IV Engineering’s CEO. That enables the pipe manufacturer to save time and energy during the production process.

Resin Supplier Uses RFID to Perfect the Curing Process – RFID Journal, February 28th, 2016.

Deming Institute Interview with Phase IV CEO Scott Dalgleish

Phase IV Engineering is proud to announce that our CEO, Scott Dalgleish, was featured on a Deming Institute podcast interview, where he talks about the Deming philosophy and innovation methods at Phase IV.

…Scott discusses how he leads a highly inventive engineering organization whose focus is on innovation and the advantage gained through the embrace of Deming’s continual improvement philosophy. Hear his fascinating approach to hiring employees without factoring in schooling and GPA, and a discussion between Tripp and Scott on the challenged presented by ISO 9000.

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New Developments in Passive RFID Sensing – Energy Harvesting Circuits for Longer Range and Better Sensing

UHF is the latest evolution in RFID technology offering longer read range and enabling new types of sensing applications.  As capable as UHF RFID is, passive sensing tags still must operate all of their circuitry by capturing RF energy transmitted from the reader.   As RFID systems add more sophisticated sensors, you can run into limitations as some sensors take more energy to operate and the accuracy of certain sensors is dependent on the stability and quality of input power.

One way the RFID sensing industry has addressed these limitations is with Battery-Assisted Passive (BAP) sensors.   BAP sensors provide stability and quality input power to the sensing circuits, and allow the RF communication circuits to be more efficient, often doubling the effective read range over a passive RFID sense tag.  But there are still applications that will not accommodate a battery, so Phase IV has developed novel Energy Harvesting technology that brings many of the capabilities of a BAP sensor tag to a purely passive RFID tag.

Phase IV’s Energy Harvesting circuit captures and stores RF energy for the sensor circuit separately from the antenna circuit, effectively giving the sensor many of the advantages of a battery assist.   Our Energy Harvesting technology effectively doubles the read range of the same purely passive standard tag, and allows more power-sensitive sensors to be used.

The Phase IV Long-Range RFID Passive UHF EPC Pressure and Temperature Sensor is an example of leveraging this technology for industry-leading advantages in purely passive RFID sensing.  Breakthrough Energy Harvesting Technology is just the latest example of how Phase IV, the inventor of RFID Sensing, continues to lead the industry in technical innovation.

Space Station Battery-Free Passive RFID Sensor – RFID Journal‘s Most Innovative RFID Product of the Year 2015

Phase IV is proud to announce its recognition by RFID Journal for the Most Innovative Use of RFID at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center. Use of our RFID technology could save millions of dollars in water reclamation aboard the International Space Station.

To prepare their response to the RFQ, Phase IV engineers constructed a mockup of the DA out of sheet metal, and documented the process of rigging up RFID tags to demonstrate that the tags could be read even as they passed out of the line of sight of external readers.“That’s the way we operate,” says Phase IV CEO Scott Dalgleish. “Probably 80 percent of our projects start with an inexpensive proof-of-concept test, so we agree with the client: What’s the hardest, most challenging part?”

Read the full article here.

RFID Rebar Strain Sensor and Data Logger is a Finalist for RFID Journal Product of the Year 2015

Phase IV is thrilled to be a finalist in the Ninth Annual RFID Journal Awards. Our RFID Rebar Strain Sensor and Data Logger is being considered for Best New Product of 2015.

“The scope and complexity of the deployments in this year’s submissions were beyond anything we’ve seen in the past, which indicates that RFID has matured to the point that some companies are using it on a large scale and in core parts of their operation,” said Mark Roberti, RFID Journal’s founder and editor. “We’re excited to have the finalists come and speak so attendees can hear these case studies, and view the hardware, software and solutions featured in our Best New Product category.”

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Phase IV Featured in Food Engineering Magazine

Best way to measure the internal process temperature of a cooking stage: Send an RFID probe through the processing piping! Phase IV was recently featured in Food Engineering Magazine for its development of the world’s smallest RFID temperature sensor for Campbell’s Soup.

The resulting tool from their efforts: a roughly 5-mm cube that is injected into a particulate before entering the aseptic processing line in the pilot plant. As the food chunk progresses through the system to be heated, units outside the line capture the temperature data.

Download the full article, The Fantastic Voyage of a Temperature Probe. تلعب لعبة الروليت على الانترنت مجانا

RFID-Based Tire Pressure Sensor Simplifies Aircraft Maintenance

An August 27 article in the RFID Journal featured a joint effort by Phase IV and Crane Aerospace to implement an RFID-based temperature and pressure sensor on commercial aircraft tires.

Crane’s solution is a sensor that replaces the wheel’s standard fill valve. The company (or its resellers) provides the sensor to aircraft manufacturers—who then fit the gauge into tires for customers—as well as to the aircraft operators themselves. The gauge is interrogated via a handheld RFID reader that captures temperature and pressure data, along with the sensor’s unique ID number. The technology developed by Crane includes readers and tags supplied by Colorado wireless sensor company Phase IV Engineering the best locksmith service near me.

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