The application of RFID tags to an adhesive web prior to laminating can result in the generation of electrostatic charges high enough to destroy or weaken the chip in the tag. Failure to control these charges can result in field failures and loss off product and production.
The adhesive web needs to be kept free of electrostatic charge during the transfer of the tag. The removal of the tag from the carrier paper will generate high levels of electrostatic charge. Installing a Meech 261 flexi nozzle to trickle feed air over the RFID tag as it separates from the carrier paper. The air flow can be utilise to produce a down force to help adhere the label in place.Mounting a Meech 976 bar under the web path can control the electrostatic charge on the web during transfer and rewinding while a second bar will be required to neutralise the lamination prior to being applied to the RFID tags and web.