Designed to provide you with a unique tyre ID that essentially gives you a certificate of provenance that follows the tyre during its lifetime: manufacture, distribution, operation, repair, reuse, recycle and resell.  RFID tags do not measure performance (for that you need to pair it with a sensor) but as an asset.

Digital traceability provides a low cost route to track a tyre throughout its life. This improves supplier efficiencies, reduces errors in recording data, reduces the risk of loss, keeps inventories balanced, integrates with a whole ecosystem of management systems and serves as a Certificate of Provenance for the eventual recycling of a tyre at the end of its life. 

We use cutting edge additive printing technology to make a new generation of RFID tags on materials compatible with tyres and their manufacturing process. Light, flexible and robust, these tags work in either Near Field Communications (NFC) or UHF mode and can be fitted to tyres and other physical assets either in the manufacturing process (as inlays or patches) or in the after market (as patches). With NFC we can reduce the total cost of using RFID Tags by using smartphones as readers, replacing more expensive dedicated UHF readers.

You can read more about our R&D into additive printing technology in the section on Technology in the menu bar above. 

What is the difference between NFC and UHF?

NFC is the same short-range frequency used by the public transport and payment systems with which you are already familiar. The benefit is that all smartphones have NFC capability and so can send a signal to a NFC enabled RFID tag which can be read by a smartphone app.

UHF has a much longer range than NFC but has to be read by industrial RFID readers, which can send data to smartphones and on-board data-routers.

 
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Silent Sensors has developed additive printable technology for the manufacture of tags and circuits for sensors on materials compatible with tyres. The technologies we use include Electroless Plating, Photonic Sintering and Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD). With Inkjet® Flex we combine several circuit boards into one single printed interconnected circuit. Printed technology reduces copper features down to 125µm on flexible PET film using a continuous roll to roll printing and plating process. 

Advantages of using printing technology for inlays and patches
They can be rigid or flexible
They can be made from a wide range of substrates
They are thin, lightweight, transparent
Their manufacture is very economical:
Made with additive processes, they waste little material
No expensive vacuum processing
No high temperature processing

Silent® NFC RFID Tag (Inlay)

Installed during hot curing
Frequency 13.56 Mhz
Range up to 100mm
Read by smartphone app

Silent® UHF RFID Tag (Inlay)

Installed during hot curing
Frequency 433 Mhz
Range up to 3 metres
Read by smartphone app

Silent® NFC RFID Tag (Patch)

Installed in cold curing or in AM
Frequency 13.56 Mhz
Range up to 100mm
Read by smartphone app

Silent® UHF RFID Tag (Patch)

Installed in cold curing or in AM
Frequency 433 Mhz
Range up to 3 metres
Read by smartphone app