Flexible UHF RFID reader

29 May 2018

The new RF-R3x0 from HARTING is a UHF RFID reader that combines software flexibility with a compact design to enable its deployment in a wide range of applications.

Thanks to the use of M12 industrial connectors and aluminium die-cast housings, the reader is rugged enough to meet the most demanding requirements. Typical applications might range from a simple PLC connection to the integration of signals with an ERP system or a connection to a train control system.

The UHF RFID reader is based on four basic versions – the LLRP 1.1, which is also designed to connect to the HARTING Ha-VIS middleware; a unit with OPC UA support that meets the Companion Specification for Auto ID Devices for uniform connection to ERP and PLC systems; a Modbus TCP version for easy connection to PLC systems (which is also suitable for communication with older PLC systems); and a version containing embedded middleware for complete standards-based data pre-processing. Various communication facilities such as web services, database connections, UDP and TCP telegrams are available for configuration.

It is easy to create additional project-based or industry-specific solutions. Thanks to the software container concept of the HARTING MICA industrial computer platform, which serves as the basis of the new Ha-VIS RF-R3x0 reader family, there are few limitations on its versatility, according to the company.

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