RFID Label & OEM Label Specifications: The Difference


Ensure your automotive RFID label complies with all specifications to avoid unnecessary costs and time-wasting.

An off-the-shelf RFID tag simply does not always comply with the OEM label specifications. There are multiple processes you must implement first to meet all RFID and label requirements. This ensures you create the correct label from the beginning, therefore avoiding confusion discovering non-compliance later on in the process.

There are a number of simple steps you can take to maximise RFID label potential.

Here are our tips on how to increase your product manufacturing efficiencies, refine communications and accelerate shipping to the market.

RFID tags
RFID tags

Combine the Labels

The stand-alone RFID adhesive behind the tag does not always comply with the OEM specifications, which would result in non-compliance and therefore slow down the pre-serial process. A great solution is to combine RFID with a traceability label. This way you reduce your assembly costs and potential quality risks by developing just one label.

RFID label
Combined traceability and RFID label on an airbag cover

Efficient Procedures, Reduced Costs

We must continue developing clear communications and procedures to keep costs low. In doing so, we increase coherence between suppliers throughout the automotive chain.

One of the ways to maintain this is by ensuring your labels comply with all specifications. For example, if you want to use an RFID tag as a traceability label, it’s mandatory to comply with the OEM label specifications.

Make Labels Both Invincible & Destructible

Besides meeting the OEM label specs, they need to withstand harsh environments and be applicable to difficult to-adhere-to surfaces. It is important to ensure that the RFID label will adhere under all conditions during the product’s lifetime. The labels must meet the specific application requirements; be they resisting external forces, or destructible labels that contain fracturable materials.

Track RFID Labels Everywhere

The RFID tag with traceability label compliance ensures one combined label is used on the parts, making it even easier to track throughout the supply chain. It also meets the traceability label requirements of lasting the vehicle’s lifetime.

RFID reader in action
RFID reader in action

Work With a Trusted and Experienced Partner

With over 20 years of experience in the label industry, ALT can combine the RFID tag with a traceability label, ensuring this combination meets both the OEM RFID and label requirements. At the same time, this eliminates the need for two separate labels because a barcode can be included as well. We can also advise the right adhesive for the substrate and specifications, and are able to carry out extensive testing.

If you would like more information, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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