The range of RFID systems from ifm just keeps on growing
Already one of the most cost-effective on the market, the range of RFID from ifm electronic is increasing in more ways than one. With the addition of the new range extenders E80390 and E80391 the antenna read distance has doubled. Using, for example, an ANT421 13.56 MHz antenna the read range for this M18-housed device is 70mm, but using the E80390 antenna amplifier the same device can read the tag at 140mm.
The patented antenna amplifiers are designed to fit either the M18 antennae, or ifm’s new 13.56 MHz antennae constructed in a very compact housing that is only 7mm thick.
Up to four antennae are connected to the DTE-series gateway range. The DTE is a field-mount RFID evaluation unit with integrated connectivity for SAP / ERP as well as PLC’s. Five versions of the DTE offer standard bus interfaces for this integration, with easy set-up using the built-in web server. To make it even easier, ifm’s embedded firmware, Linerecorder Agent, greatly simplifies connection to common database systems.
ifm is committed to working closely with its customers to develop products which precisely match their needs, and the company provides expert, readily accessible technical support to help users maximise the benefits they gain from ifm products.
For further information, contact Gemma Anderson, ifm electronic Ltd., efector House, Kingsway Business Park, Oldfield Road, Hampton, Middlesex, TW12 2HD. Telephone: 020 8213-0000. Fax: 020 8213-2234. E-mail – [email protected].