UHF RFID reader can be deployed in railway projects
Suitable for a range of applications, including harsh railway environments, the RF-R3x0 from Harting is a UHF RFID reader that is robust and compact.
The use of M12 industrial connectors and aluminium die-cast housings, makes the reader rugged enough to meet the most demanding requirements, says Harting, while the flexible software means that a few clicks are all it takes to switch the unit to a completely different application.
Typical applications range from a simple programmable logic controller (PLC) connection to the integration of signals with an enterprise resource planning (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 Open Platform Communications unified architecture (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.
The software container of the Harting Mica industrial computer platform serves as the basis of the new Ha-VIS RF-R3x0 reader family. According to Harting, there are virtually no limitations on the system’s versatility. Users can employ Harting’s own extensions, e.g. the interpretation of the sensor data from a Harting ETB sensor transponder or extensions by system integrators to meet the diverse application requirements.
The Ha-VIS RF-R300 contains all the basic functions for testing, which can be activated or licensed in an application-specific manner to start a project.
Harting connectors and network components are used in mechanical engineering and plant manufacturing, in automation systems, energy generation and distribution, and in electronic and telecommunication markets. Industrial connectors are vital in construction machinery, rail vehicles and shipbuilding. Harting offers Ethernet network components and cable systems for both indoor and outdoor networking applications involving power and data.