RF-R3x0: UHF Reader offers flexibility in deployment

Whether a simple PLC connection, the integration of signals with an ERP system, or a connection to a train control system, today’s requirements on an RFID system are manifold with regard to software as well. This situation spurred HARTING to develop a versatile new UHF RFID reader that can be deployed in any number of scenarios.

schematic UHF RFID-Reader RF-R3x0

Here, software flexibility is paired with an extremely robust and compact design. Thanks to M12 connectors and aluminium die-cast housings, even the demanding requirements made in railway applications are met. Thanks to the flexible software concept, a few clicks are all it takes to make the adjustment to extremely different applications.

The UHF RFID reader is based on the four basic Versions:

  • LLRP 1.1 also for connection to the HARTING Ha-VIS middleware
  • OPC UA support per the Companion Specification for Auto ID Devices for uniform connection to ERP and PLC systems (interface description available at [email protected] or from the OPC Foundation)
  • Modbus TCP for easy connection to PLC systems, also suitable for communication with older PLC systems
  • Embedded middleware for complete standard-based data preprocessing. Various communication facilities such as web services, database connections, UDP and TCP telegrams are available here for configuration.

This makes it very easy to create additional project- or industry-specific solutions. Thanks to the software container concept of the HARTING MICA® which serves as the basis of the new Ha-VIS RF-R3x0 reader family, there are virtually no limitations here. Whether HARTING’s own extensions, e.g. the interpretation of the sensor data from a HARTING ETB sensor transponder or extensions created by system integrators – the diversity of applications knows no bounds.

For an easy start to a new project, the Ha-VIS RF-R300 contains all the basic functions listed above for testing. These can then be activated or licensed in application-specific manner.