HID - On-Metal RTI
Robust UHF RFID Asset & Logistics Tag

HID Globals On Metal RTI Transponder features a passive contactless transponder designed to communicate with a reader via radio frequency identification (RFID) technology. Developed specifically for metallic returnable transport items, the On Metal RTI Transponder includes a unique electronic design optimized to facilitate reliable inventory tracking amidst a dense field of objects. Even when the items are filled with liquids the On Metal RTI Transponder allows unprecedented reading performance.

The durable ABS plastic housing of the transponder is slightly curved along one axis to improve the fitting on rounded RTIs such as beer kegs, chemical drums, or any durable metallic cylindrical product that needs to be serviced, tracked or returned. Surrounded with a metal ring, the On Metal RTI Transponder is designed to be welded on metal objects providing secure attachment, but can also be strongly fixed on any surface via other methods, offering flexibility in the installation.

The robustness of the transponder makes it the ideal solution to address the needs of many applications where RTIs must withstand harsh temperature and liquid environmental conditions such as through washing and sterilization processes.

The relatively small size of the transponder makes it easily mounted on a wide variety of containers for many applications. Given the size, the HID On Metal RTI Transponder guarantees the best performance to size ratio with operating distances up to 7 meters, typical for a standard UHF transponder under no adverse conditions. The transponder features a broadband antenna operating from 860 to 960 MHz, allowing worldwide use.

The On Metal RTI Transponder for returnable transport items allows reads of multiple items in one pass giving full visibility not only in the warehouse, but also during transportation and on customer sites.


  • Designed for outdoor use and strong impact resistance
  • Worldwide frequency coverage (EU, US, JP) in a single tag
  • Designed for Metal Keg application on the curved surface
  • Antenna designed for optimum performance independent of tag orientation
  • Up to 7 meters read range without line of sight being necessary
  • Read/Write capability including optional private or hidden data areas


Physical Characteristics
Dimensions78 mm x 27mm x 14mm
(88 mm x 37mm x 14mm with metal ring)
Case MaterialABS
ColourPantone Blue 287C
Environmental Characteristics
Operating Temperature-30- 80C
Storage Temperature-40- 70C (Upto 1000 hours)
Ingress ProtectionIP67 (20C, Water Immersion for 30 minutes to 1m)
Humidity80% at 70C for 100 hours
Chemical ResistanceSalt Mist, Petroleum, Mineral& Vegetable Oils for 100 hours at 20C
Mechanical ResistanceThermal Shock: -40 -85C (100 x 5 min - with 20 second transition time)
Shock: IEC 68.2.29 (40g, 18ms, 6 axis, 2000 times)
Impact: IEC 62262-IK08
Axial/Radial Force: 1000 N - 10 sec.
Communication Characteristics
Operating Frequency902 MHz - 928 MHz
Read DistanceUp to 7 m on metal, plastic or wood (2W ERP, free space)
Ordering Information and Pricing
Part Number Model Number Description RRP
[A] HID - On Metal RTI Transponder
9-9860-080-0 6A3980 RFID UHF On Metal RTI $7.59 C