SAG supports every effort for a waste-free future in line with our view of environmental sustainability. Polystyrene has taken its toll and eliminating waste and pollution calls for businesses to work together. Seeing the fishing industry has also sacrificed our planet for its polystyrene packaging, TomKat, an Australia-based tech company, believes there must be a transition to circulate and reuse these plastic containers in seafood logistics.
Meanwhile, monitoring temperature change during the transportation is of major concern for food safety. Inspired by TomKat, SAG is capable of developing a battery-less NFC temperature sensor tag to complete the whole solution. All efforts have paid off after trial and error and we have a good story to tell in a case study conducted and published by RFID & Wireless IoT.
RFID expert SAG has been manufacturing a wide range of RFID products for 20 years: This includes labels and inlays, tags, keyfobs, sensor tags, cards and customized solutions. The focus is especially on RFID applications in industry, healthcare and the automotive sector. In the future, production capacity will be increased even further: the construction of the new main site is scheduled for completion as early as December 2022. At the same time, SAG is focusing on a new marketing strategy, including a new website. Jasmine Shih, Marketing Director at SAG, explains the background to the new strategy in an interview.
Shih: Over 90 percent of SAG’s customers are international, and the customer base is growing year by year. We expect further growth in the future. This requires a suitable web presence that appeals to partners and new customers worldwide and effectively communicates SAG’s core competencies.
Since the introduction of Industry 4.0, many factors have driven the revolution from jump to leap during these years. Applications in different domains become more tangible when different technologies are brought together. RFID provides higher visibility, eliminates manufacturing errors, and enables asset management. Simply put, there is no denying RFID plays a vital role and provides important values such as security, data collection, and communication within this scope.
SAG Cable Tie Tag is now available in black and yellow with NXP NTAG 213, ICode SLIX and STMicroelectronics ST25TV02K NFC-compliant chips. In order to manage the inventory, record maintenance and repair, or identify equipment and its location, it can be fitted with an RFID cable tie. In particular, for a loose item, cylinder, or pipe with a rounded surface, it gives difficulties to mount a hard tag or put a smart label as what we usually do in a flat surface tagging use case. Meanwhile, the metal surface might bring interference to affect the RF performance. To deal with these, SAG creates cable tie tags available with NFC technology to fasten loose items while providing an ID number to facilitate the reading with NFC-enabled phones. This zip tie type RFID tag can be easily applied to items. Meanwhile, this one-time-use cable tie cannot be removed without leaving a mark, which provides a tamper proof function to enhance its security level.
Overmolded Brick Metal Tag and On-metal Stick Tag have become SAG signature products with superb and reliable performance in terms of reading range and durability. Both tags have proven themselves in industrial asset management, automotive process control and pallet tracking in logistics applications where high temperature and outdoor weather are common working conditions.