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Significance and Use
Many materials used in the production of goods can have an adverse affect on the performance of an RFID system. This test method qualifies the performance of an RFID system applied to a loaded container relative to the performance of the same RFID system applied to an empty case. Comparison of these two elements of this test method will identify the compatibility of the RFID systems and the product being tested.
This test method is intended for systems used exclusively within the United States. Additional test standards from ISO or other standards bodies may apply to internationally handled goods and may include additional test scenarios not outlined in this test method.
1.1 This test method determines the readability of radio frequency identification (RFID) transponders placed on loaded containers that are manually handled or mechanically handled by material handling equipment such as fork trucks, pallet jacks, and automated guided vehicle systems. The results of these tests are intended to be used for qualitative purposes.
1.2 Test results solely reflect the performance of the specified RFID system and the specified loaded container. Results are not intended for performance analysis of the RFID system, in part or in whole.
1.3 This test method is intended for use in laboratory settings that simulate, as closely as is practicable, the distribution environment of the product being tested.
1.4 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard.
1.5 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
D996 Terminology of Packaging and Distribution Environments
D4332 Practice for Conditioning Containers, Packages, or Packaging Components for Testing
E337 Test Method for Measuring Humidity with a Psychrometer (the Measurement of Wet- and Dry-Bulb Temperatures)
ICS Number Code 35.240.60 (IT applications in transport and trade)
ASTM D7435-08, Standard Test Method for Determining the Performance of Passive Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Transponders on Loaded Containers, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2008, www.astm.orgBack to Top