PIT Tag Products

West Fork is the exclusive North American distributor of high performance PIT tags and PIT tag products for RFID Solutions S.L., Malaga, Spain. We integrate products from several manufacturers and design and fabricate custom systems in house.

PIT Tags

We carry a variety of tags of different sizes and performance characteristics. We're happy to help you select the right tag for the job. Contact us if you need a special order tag with unique read or performance characteristics. We and our partner, RFID Solutions can design and manufacture special order tags to meet any research or management objective.

Our FDX-B and HDX tags operate on 134.2 kHz and are ISO 11784/11785 compliant.


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8mm FDX-B RFID08.0101

Small and lightweight (0.033g) tag for applications with very small subjects and using proximity readers.

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12mm FDX-B RFID PT400-4

High performance 12mm tag.

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12mm HDX TI HDX12

Texas Instruments 12mm HDX tag.

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22mm FDX-B RFID 22.0101

High performance 22mm FDX tag.

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12mm FDX-A RFID 12A.0101

High performance 125khz tag for special applications utilizing FDX-A tags and readers.

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12mm FDX-B RFID 12.PLS

High performance 12mm FDX tag in individually packaged pre-loaded syringe injectors.

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12mm FDX-B RFID 12.PLN

High performance 12mm FDX tag in sterile pre-loaded Luer lock needles.

Readers, Enclosures & Cabling

We integrate several readers from multiple manufacturers. West Fork designed and manufactures an instrument enclosure (“POD”) suitable for housing a variety of reader types. We also offer a variety of custom cabling solutions for PIT tag detection systems and other peripheral devices.


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HDX Reader TI Series 2000

Drives a single antenna or multiple synchronized antennas up to 30'x4'

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Dual FDX/HDX Biomark RM-310

Full ISO reader detects HDX and FDX-B tags. Antennas sizes up to 15'x2'. Low power consumption and can operate for 3-weeks on a standard 12v automotive battery.

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Dual FDX/HDX Agrident ASR-700

Full ISO reader detects HDX and FDX-B tags. Antennas sizes up to 3'x3'. For use in very high EMI environments.

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Dual FDX/HDX Biomark IS1001

Full ISO reader detects HDX and FDX-B tags. Antennas sizes up to 20'x10'. Full featured with dynamic auto tuning.

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Instrument Enclosure WFE POD

Our aluminum POD houses one Biomark IS1001 reader, two Allflex-310 readers, or two of our new readers and is extremely durable. Interchangeable POD end plates are fitted with custom connectors for your application.

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Dual FDX/HDX Coming Soon!

Handheld and long range readers are currently in development.

PIT Tag Antennas

We can produce custom antennas for FDX or HDX systems in a variety of sizes and materials specially designed for your reader and constructed to fit to your natural site or engineered infrastructure. Call us to discuss your project or research question. We'll do our best to find an affordable solution for you.


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NOAA-style Pipe Antennas WFE NPA-X

Our NOAA-style "pipe" antennas are constructed of ABS, Sch40 PVC, Sch80 PVC, and include cable connectors for your reader. We manufacture these in the standard 6’, 10’, 15’, and 20’. We’ll also customize them for your specific application.

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Heavy-duty Pipe Antennas WFE HD-X

We offer fusion welded HDPE antennas that are built to similar dimensions as the traditional glued PVC pipe used for NOAA-style antennas. HDPE material and the fusion welds are extremely durable and withstand much greater impact than the housings constructed of PVC.

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Custom PIT Tag Antennas Custom

We design and fabricate custom solutions for any situation. We have developed successful systems in detection environments where high EMI, close proximity to metal infrastructure, tag travel speed, and extreme weather and flow conditions would otherwise limit the use of PIT tag technology.

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FIN Antenna Systems WFE-FIN

We have developed an antenna system dubbed the FIN (Fish Interrogation Nodes) capable of detecting fish through the whole water column at variable river flows and stages.

Power Solutions

Without consistent power, a PIT tag detection system cannot produce reliable data. For sites that are located within reach of grid power, we offer a simple and cost-effective battery switching system that provides electronically quiet power to sensitive PIT tag readers. For remote site locations, we offer photovoltaic solar power solutions or propane-fueled thermoelectric generators.


Product Model Description
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Battery Switcher WFE-1c-AV

For use in grid, solar, or TEG powered sites. Connects two batteries to a charger or charge controller. The switcher isolates the reader from the 'noisy' power source by operating it with one battery while the other is charging. A mechanical timer swiches the battery source on a timed interval.

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Solar Power Varies

Used in remote sites with good exposure to the sun. Solar array and battery bank size is customized to the power consumption of the PIT tag detection system.

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Thermoelectric Generators Varies

Used in remote locations where there is limited sun exposure yet access by road for refueling is available.

Controllers

We’re not tied to a specific brand, model, or vendor for our equipment. We choose the best solution for the specific need. We develop PIT tag detection systems using QST Qube controllers and Biomark IS1001-MCs for clients across the Pacific Northwest. Controllers are selected based on the needs of the project.


Product Model Description
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QST QuBE QuBE

The QuBE is a family of affordable control systems built to manage an array of RFID FDX and/or HDX PIT tag readers.

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Biomark MTS IS1001-MTS

The Multiplexing Transceiver System (MTS) is Biomark’s newest stationary reader platform. The MTS consists of a Master Controller (MC) and up to 12 IS1001 readers.

PIT Taggging Accessories

We carry a wide selection of RFID accessories. Call us for more information on our custom power solutions, data loggers, battery backups, PIT tag injectors and implanters, and custom cable and fittings.


Product Model Description
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Battery Switcher WFE-1c-AV

For use in grid powered sites. Connects two batteries to a charger or charge controller. The switcher isolates the reader from the 'noisy' power source by operating it with one battery while the other is charging. A mechanical timer switches the battery source on a timed interval.

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Data Logger WFE-ADCF-01

Programmable data logger for serial devices. Low power consumption with 2GB of storage. Records are stored with time and date stamps.

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Tag Injector Disposable

For use with 9mm and 12mm glass injectable tags.