3 Benefits of RFID Labelling for the Cannabis Industry
Cannabis must be tracked and managed from seed to sale. Throughout the whole process cannabis growers and dispensaries can benefit from incorporating radio frequency identification (RFID) technology into their business operations.
With RFID tags, cannabis growers can track plants across the seed cycle as well as provide documentation of daily operations to regulatory companies in accordance with state regulations. Dispensaries can utilize RFID technology to process and verify incoming cannabis products as well as real-time stock management.
RFID technology offers several advantages for the cannabis industry, including these top three benefits:
1. Accurately Track Cannabis
RFID technology allows the cannabis industry to efficiently track seeds throughout the plant’s lifecycle; from the time a seed is planted until the sale. With complex and differing state laws, it’s important to ensure tracking is correctly reported internally as well as with regulators. Data on each item, such as the number of plants in a greenhouse or shipping verification for products received in a warehouse, can be bulk tracked to ensure accurate reporting to the respective regulator body as well as full visibility into business operations.
2. Real-time Inventory Management
RFID labels allow dispensaries to easily track products in inventory. Spend less time on audits and stay compliant with regulatory inspections. Dispensaries can leverage real-time data to stay on top of inventory, quickly generate inventory reports, and track product performance.
3. Reduce Human Error
Decrease human error and save time by relying on the accuracy of RFID technology. During daily operation documentation, cannabis growers can move away from time consuming and manual error-prone processes. RFID labels can store a variety of plant information. For example, employees in greenhouses can read several RFID tags at the same time, including those hidden from an employee’s sight allowing easy documentation and reporting.
BIXOLON’s RFID Printers
To help you make the right choice, BIXOLON provides printing solutions for every stage of the cannabis lifecycle. BIXOLON's RFID printers provide fast and reliable performance when printing and encoding RFID labels.
o Fast print speed of up to 5-ips at 203 dpi
o Gap, black mark media supported with transmissive / reflective sensors
o Standard Color LCD with intuitive icons
o 1.8 m (6 ft.) drop rating and IP54 sealing
o Exceptional power capacity of 6800 mAh (Smart Battery)
o Realtime printer profile manageability - XPM™, XCM™
o 4-inch Industrial Label Printer
o 203, 300, 600 dpi resolution options
o 4.3-inch full-color touch LCD
o Printing speed up to 14 ips (356 mm/sec)
o Multiple interface (Bluetooth, WLAN, Parallel, USB, Ethernet)
o Auto-cutter, peeler, rewinder, rewinder + peeler
o 4-inch Desktop Label Printer
o Bult-in LCD
o Printing speed up to 6 ips (152 mm/sec)
o Various interface (USB, USB Host, Serial, Ethernet, Bluetooth, WLAN)
o Auto-cutter, peeler
Contact the BIXOLON team for more information or to discuss your printing requirements.