HID - Iron Tag

HID Globals IronTag UHF transponders deliver exceptional performance on metal surfaces and they are built to withstand vibration, shock, chemical exposure and fluctuating temperatures. The transponders enable RFID tagging of metal equipment and components that are subject to severe conditions.

Compact and powerful, these tags offer robust performance with read ranges up to 4 m. The 512-bit user memory and 96-bit EPC number are configurable to accommodate longer EPC codes. In addition, the tags offer anti-collision functionality, fast data rate communication, and optional password protection for added security.

The durable IronTag's mount to any metal surface with industrial glues or optional high-temperature stickers, making them ideal for logistics applications that track metal components through assembly, operation, maintenance and repair.

The IronTag design meets or exceeds standards for the most demanding industries, including aircraft manufacturing and fleet management. It is also the ideal tag for metallic asset tracking applications where a small form factor and durability are vital.


  • Extreme Durability
  • Up to 4 meters read range when metal mounted
  • Read/Write capability
  • Exceptional Size-To-Performance Ratio


Physical Characteristics
Dimensions53 mm x 23 mm x 7 mm
Housing MaterialPPA, Polyphthalamide, (ISO PA6T/6I)
Mounting MethodGlue, optional sticker
Environmental Characteristics
Operating Temperature-40C to +85C
Storage Temperature-40C to +90C
Peak Thermal Resistance180C, 400 Hours
Flame ResistanceUL 94 HB according to ISO 1210
Ingress ProtectionIP68 (20C, Water Immersion for 24 Hours to 1m)
Chemical ResistanceFuel B, mineral oil, petroleum, salt mist, vegetable oil; UV (ISO 4892-2)
Mechanical ResistanceVibration: IEC 68.2.6 (10g, 102000Hz, 3 axis, 2.5h)
Shock: IEC 68.2.29 (40g, 18ms, 6 axis, 2000 times)
Axial / Radial Force: 800 N / 500 N, 10 sec
Communication Characteristics
Operating Frequency902 MHz - 928 MHz
Chip TypeHiggs 3
Read DistanceUp to 4 m on metal
Chip Features
Data RateUpto 640 kbits/s
Memory512 bit user memory, 96 bit EPC, 64 bit TID
Anti CollisionYes
ISO ComplianceEPC Global Class 1 Gen 2
Ordering Information and Pricing
Part Number Model Number Description RRP
[A] HID - In Tag 500 series
698902-010 RFID IronTag UHF $12.10 A6