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Smart Typeplate > Digital Typeplate

Digital component identification in rail vehicles



RFID Chip digitizes fleet management

Automated & flawless

Automatic identification without direct visual contact


Online documentation is accessible from anywhere

Seamless & unequivocal

Unique identification and assignment of components

What can Smart Typeplate > Digital Typeplate provide?

The Smart Typeplate completes the original typeplate with RFID technology. Therefore ZF integrates a RFID chip with a unique identification number into the original typeplate for the products. Product data (type designation, material number and technical details) can be accessed via this RFID chip. Additionally the actual operating hours for the components can be determined. As a digital identification element the Smart Typeplate enables an efficient fleet management.


Technical Information

Smart Typeplate
  • Reading range: Up to 12m in free field
  • Reading frequency: 860-960 MHz (GS1)
  • Operating temperature: -40 °C bis +50 °C
  • Connectivity: Internet connection via LAN or WLAN, optional: GSM (chargeable)
Scope of Smart Identification system
  • Smart Typeplate
  • Antenna gate
  • ID link
  • ZF IoT Cloud
  • Dashboard

Product Details

Intelligent maintenance planning and fleet management with ZF Smart Identification
The Smart Typeplate is part of the Smart Identification system. The overall system enables you to implement digital maintenance planning and efficient fleet management for rail vehicles. The components of the vehicles are recorded seamlessly and clearly when driving into the depot. This automated, flawless identification – without directly visible contact – allows access to product and service documentations via mobile or stationary devices. Anywhere, at any time. The information is saved locally or in the ZF IoT Cloud and can be called up via a dashboard.
Learn more about digital solutions for rail vehicles and the Smart Identification system.


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