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Couplings Use RFID Technologyfor Fluid Control

Originally Published MPMN September 2003

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Couplings Use RFID Technology for Fluid Control

The technology provides critical data for fluid connections
Smart Coupling from Colder Products Co. combines RFID technology with the company's quick disconnect feature.

A coupling technology provides critical data used to achieve control of fluid connections. Smart Coupling from Colder Products Co. (CPC; St. Paul, MN), "combines the power and control of radio-frequency identification and wireless technologies with the reliability and ease-of-use of CPC connection devices," says Scott Jacobson, the company's director of business development. 

In its current configuration, the insert portion of the coupling contains a radio-frequency tag that is programmed with data such as stocking history, package size, data code, and product characteristics. The body portion reads the tag and communicates with computers and programmable logic controllers using standard data interfaces. 

The Smart Coupling features the company's thumb latch for quick, one-handed disconnection, while an audible click confirms a secure connection. Multiple flow sizes from 1¼4 to 1¼2 in. are available in materials such as acetal, polypropylene, polycarbonate, and polysulfone. Standard and metric terminations are offered.

Colder Products Co. 
1001 Westgate Dr.
St. Paul, MN 55114
tel: 800/492-0091
fax: 651/645-5404
e-mail: [email protected]
web: www.colder.com 

Susan Wallace

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