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UHF RFID Interrogator offers flexible connnectivity options.

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February 6, 2013 - Fully integrated proximity interrogator, RFU630, is intended for use with passive transponders in applications with scanning distances of up to 5 m. ID Pro-compatible product provides common connectivity and programming platform for all 3 SICK automatic identification technologies: RFID, 1D bar code, and 2D image-based code-readers. UHF read/write head includes controller, antenna, and communications protocols in IP67 housing.

SICK, Inc.

6900 W 110th St, Minneapolis, MN, 55438, USA

Original Press Release

New RFU630 (UHF) RFID Interrogator

Press release date: January 21, 2013

Industrial, sophisticated and flexible

Minneapolis, Minn. – SICK (www.sickusa.com), one of the world’s leading manufacturers of sensors, safety systems, encoders, machine vision, and automatic identification products for factory and logistics automation, today announced the launch of the new RFU630 RFID Interrogator.

The RFU630 Ultra High Frequency (UHF) RFID read/write unit is a fully integrated proximity interrogator for use with passive transponders in applications with scanning distances of up to 5m. The RFU630 operates at the industry standard range for long-range Ultra High Frequency applications and has FCC approval and CE marking, among other country-specific certifications, make this device applicable around the globe. The RFU630 is an ID Pro compatible product, which provides a common connectivity and programming platform for all three of SICK’s automatic identification technologies: RFID, 1D bar code and 2D image-based code-readers.

A fully integrated, industry standard, Ultra High Frequency (UHF) read/write head includes a sophisticated controller, antenna, and communications protocols in an industrial IP 67 housing, which saves space and startup costs.

On-board industrial communications protocols include: Ethernet TCP/IP, Ethernet/IP, and Profinet. RS-232, RS-422/485, and CANopen are also standard. Furthermore, this product allows connection to expansion modules, enabling integration with Profibus, DeviceNet, and EtherCAT networks. On-board protocols and connectors minimize the number of different parts to purchase while maximizing flexibility for plant communications.

• Reduce MTTR and initial setup time by utilizing parameter cloning via the Micro-SD cloning card or add more digital I/O points and increase your flexibility by using the CMC cloning module.

• The die-cast, IP 67 aluminum housing provides a rugged enclosure and protection. A variety of flexible mounting options are available. In addition, the housing helps to maximize the usable field and directionality.

• The programmable, multi-color LED located in the middle of the antenna face and the audible beeper are useful for quick troubleshooting without the need to carry around a computer in the plant.

Key Applications:
Material Handling/Distribution Centers: Bin/Tote/Tray Identification and Tracking; mount the RFU in places where a direct line of sight is not possible.

Warehouse/Product Storage: real-time storage and product location tracking.

Automotive: Body-ID, Parts Storage/Track and Trace/Paint Booth; direct on-metal mounting and high-temperature transponders make the RFU ideal in demanding automotive manufacturing applications.

About SICK
SICK is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of sensors, safety systems and automatic identification products for industrial applications. With nearly 450 patents, SICK continues to lead the industry in new product innovations. The diversity of its product line allows SICK to offer solutions at every phase of production in the logistics, automotive, packaging, electronics, food and beverage, and material handling markets. SICK was founded in 1946 and has operations or representation in 65 countries worldwide.

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