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RFH620 RFID systems from Sick

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The new RFH620 RFID system, from Sick , has a compact housing of the read/write unit because of an integrated antenna. It features high transmission rates in the 13.56MHz frequency range and is suitable for differing fieldbus environments or IT structures. These features make the RFH620 RFID system a suitable identification solution for intralogistics.

The RFH620 RFID system offers process reliability and investment security as it can read and programme all transponders that comply with the ISO/IEC-15693 standard. It meets European radio requirements in compliance with CE and has the FCC radio approval that is important for the USA.

High transmission rates as a result of high frequency technology (HF), ranges of up to 16cm, as well as rapid signal and data processing that permits target object transport speeds of up to 3 m/s (addressed reading of UID and 3 user data blocks), make the RFH620 RFID system from Sick, suitable for tracking objects in internal and closed circulatory systems.

The RFH620 RFID system makes parameterisation, integration, operation and maintenance easy. AUTO ID solutions from Sick are familiar to integrators and users.

The parameterisation, operation and communication functions of the RFH620 RFID system are implemented with the help of SOPAS-ET software. SOPAS-ET software is an intuitive engineering tool for integrating auto-ID devices from Sick. It offers the diagnostic window that can be activated for parameterisation, the event monitor for analysing inputs and outputs and connection assistants for network applications for bar code and RFID systems from Sick.

Irrespective of a task’s complexity or the particular user, differentiated access rights to system parameters can be set up in SOPAS-ET for programming, commissioning, service and maintenance. On the one hand, this protects parameterised data and on the other hand, it reduces the number of parameters to the absolute minimum required. Electrical connection of the RFH620 RFID system is also integration-friendly. A 15-pin cable with D Sub HD plug is available as standard. For Ethernet connection versions, a combination of M12 socket for the Ethernet interface and M12 plug for power supply, triggering, host and auxiliary interfaces and CAN-Bus are available.

The RFH620 RFID system is suitable for differing fieldbus and IT environments. On the communication side, the system is available as variants with CAN-Bus or with Ethernet interface. Fieldbus gateways that permit integration in Profibus DP and DeviceNet networks are also available.

As a result of its networkability, the RFH620 RFID system’s read/write device offers the possibility of remote maintenance through the RDT400 remote diagnostic tool from Sick. The RFH620 RFID system components can be monitored and controlled locally on the particular device as well as centrally from a control computer (or from anywhere in the world) with the help of the graphic visualisation.

Existing network infrastructures and standard technologies, such as Ethernet TCP/IP, Ethernet IP or web browsers can be used. Individually timed and long-term read results, performance statistics for the individually connected devices and other parameters relevant for the particular system performance can be visualised. With the help of the RDT400 remote diagnostic tool, it is possible to implement plant-specific solutions for preventive maintenance, supporting the aim of maximum plant availability while simultaneously reducing operating costs.

The RFH620 RFID system is compatible with a bar code system, Sick’s CLV6xx series, due to the parameterisation and user interfaces, uniform electrical connection and identical fieldbus components. For integrators and users, the bar code scanner and RFH602 read/write device can be treated as sensors in the field.

Despite different technologies, they offer identical integration. Information-related implementation of the auto ID solutions takes place in a single identical integration environment, irrespective of whether a bar code label, a transponder or a hybrid label is to be identified. This provides integrators with planning security because their concepts cannot become superfluous when a technology changes. This uniformity offers users investment security because they can always exploit the basic concept of the solution and adapt data detection on the object to the particular conditions without making complex changes to IT processes.

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