The TM4 is designed specifically for use on metal parts. Its small form factor makes it the perfect tag for tracking laptops, servers, and tools.
The TM4 is durable and withstands hazardous environments up to 400F, including autoclave. This metal-mount RFID tag can be read reliably at 10' when applied directly to metal.
Yes. However, the read range is reduced to around 1 foot.
A 3M 9472LE adhesive strip is on the back of the tag. The adhesive works well in commercial office environments. Additionally, a super-adhesive/epoxy could be applied to provide a stronger bond.
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Here's what we recommend:
All EPC Gen 2 Readers will work. For a great asset-tracking handheld, look at our Wave handheld to get started.
As of May 2021, we are moving to the TM4 version 2 RFID tag. This gives about 50% better read performance than the previous generation TM4. This replaces the Alien Higgs3 with the newer NXP UCode 8 microchip. Nothing else changes.
45.0mm x 10.0mm x 3.0mm
On-Metal - 2.5 meters (8 feet)
Off-Metal - 0 meters (0 feet)