How to Clean Tags
ACTIVE RFID TAG GENERAL CLEANING INSTRUCTIONS
RF Code’s Active RFID Tags are water-resistant to sustain repeated wipe-down procedures and they are robust with respect to daily cleaning with PDI sani-wipes or similar products. Use a soft, slightly damp cloth, but avoid the use of window cleaners, solvents or abrasives. The enclosure and internal battery are rated for operation up to 70 degrees Celsius. Tags should not be subjected to elevated temperature cleaning cycles such as a dishwasher, pressure washer or autoclave.
M162 PATIENT TAGS
The M162 Patient Tag enclosure is injection molded from acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) plastic. The Patient Tag was designed and qualified for extended human body contact and hospital use scenarios. The tag will withstand normal bath, shower and sponge-bath regimens. Tags can be regularly and repeatedly exposed to warm soapy solutions. Periodic wiping with a sponge or damp cloth will not damage the tags. The grooves in the wings can be cleaned using a cotton swab, q-tip or similar product.
M172 ASSET TAGS
The M172 Asset Tag enclosure is injection molded from polycarbonate (PC) thermoplastic polymers. Polycarbonate is a very durable material, with high impact-resistance and can undergo large plastic deformations without cracking or breaking. This polymer is highly transparent to visible light and has better light transmission characteristics than many kinds of glass.
TAG ENCLOSURE SEALING
The enclosure is sealed using an ultrasonic welding process. If the tag is subjected to sustained loads under harsh or hostile environmental conditions, the enclosure may show signs of environmental stress cracking. The propagation of cracks over time can result in cosmetic and functional defects (e.g., broken seal, water penetration, electronic failure). Any product containing plastic material is susceptible to time- dependent viscoelastic cracking. Delayed cracking in polymers has been identified as a reliability issue for this type of plastic. Exposure to certain chemicals [including ammonia, highly concentrated alcohol solutions (e.g., 100% isopropyl alcohol) and oil-based products (e.g., mineral oil, vegetable oil)] can accelerate the stress cracking process. Customers are encouraged to evaluate product performance and fitness for use in their operating environment before deploying large populations of tags. RF Code, Inc. warrants all tags to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for a period of 1 year.