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Significance and Use
This test method is intended to be used as a means to verify the readability of RFID tagged unitized loads.
This test method simulates an RF read point at stage of unitizing a load using a stretch wrapper. Reading RF tags on a stretch wrapper is beneficial because the dynamic rotary motion of the unitized load within the stationary RF field increases the likelihood of successful reads.
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 document.
1.1 This test method quantitatively evaluates the readability of radio frequency identification (RFID) tagged unitized load in a simulated stretch wrapper read point scenario.
1.2 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 or within the actual distribution environment itself.
1.3 The values stated in either SI units or inch-pound units are to be regarded separately as standard. The values stated in each system may not be exact equivalents; therefore, each system shall be used independently of the other. Combining values from the two systems may result in non-conformance with the standard.
1.4 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 D7580 / D7580M-09, Standard Test Method for Rotary Stretch Wrapper Method for Determining the Readability of Passive RFID Transponders on Homogenous Palletized or Unitized Loads, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2009, www.astm.orgBack to Top