Product Update: New Interface with CANbus (SAE J1939 or CANopen)
The Cylindrical Reader M30 UHF is a read and write device from
the iDTRONIC BLUEBOX line. The reader now utilizes CANbus connection (SAE J1939 or CANopen) to enhance the existing RS-232 and RS-485 interfaces.
► INTERFACE OPTIONS FOR VARIOUS CONNECTIONS
The reader has a variety of interface solutions for easy integration into existing systems. The RS232 COM interface is a serial port ideally suited for connection to monitors, POS terminals, measuring instruments, or printers. The RS-485 interface is an asynchronous serial connection for
data communication over long distances. It is a bidirectional bus system that may be operated with up to 128 devices on one bus.
The Cylindrical Reader M30 UHF is now available with the additional CANbus (SAE J1939 or CANopen) interface option. The serial CANbus system enables data exchange between several control units. This has applications in motor vehicles, shipping, or air freight. This interface eliminates the need for long cables. The SAE J1939 network protocol is used for the transmission of diagnostic data and control information. The CANopen connection is a communication protocol which is mainly used in automation processes. Complex devices may be networked with it.
► EXCELLENT TECHNICAL PREREQUISITES FOR YOUR APPLICATION
The reader has a 10 – 36 volt power supply. The output line supports up to 27 dBm / 500 mW. The power can be regulated from 10 dBm in 1 dBm steps. The reader is, therefore, ideally suited for high-performance devices within various applications.
► HIGH READING RANGES DUE TO INTEGRATED CIRCULAR ANTENNA
The Cylindrical Reader M30 UHF is equipped with an internal, circular antenna. The antenna has a strength of -8 dBi, achieving a high reading range of up to 50 centimetres. Press Release of iDTRONIC GmbH – 2 – 25/10/2018
► ULTRA-HIGH FREQUENCY WITH A VARIETY OF SUPPORTED TAGS
The reader is standard equipped with the UHF frequency 865 – 868 MHz (ETSI). Optionally, the reader may also be operated with an FCC frequency of 902 – 928 MHz. Both frequencies support the ISO 18000-6C standard (EPC Class 1 Generation 2) with Alien Higgs 2/3/4, Impinj Monza, NXP UCODE tags, as well as many more. A user-friendly software development kit (SDK) and configuration tool, for Windows operating systems, are provided as well as an operating system-independent command protocol.
Further adjustments to the firmware and hardware are possible on request and project basis.
► APPLICATION EXAMPLE: IDENTIFICATION OF ATTACHMENTS
The BLUEBOX Cylindrical Reader M30 UHF is ideally suited for the identification and automatic configuration of attachments in agricultural machinery, construction machinery, or municipal multifunction vehicles. The RFID reader is mounted close to the holding points of the vehicle’s
attachments and identifies various external attachments. These may include excavator shovels, sweepers, ice sliders or drills, which are all equipped with an RFID transponder. The attached transponders contain all necessary configuration data about the attachment part. After the readout
process, the corresponding data is forwarded to the central control system via the CANbus interface.
Construction site vehicles require a variety of additional equipment to meet the requirements of the modern construction industry. Thanks to the cylindrical design of the reader and the IP67 protection class, the reader is ideally suited for the requirements of such harsh environments. In addition to its resistance to environmental influences, the simple integration of the existing CANbus interface was also considered during development. Thanks to the standardized interface and UHF technology, the attachments may be identified and adjusted immediately.
The demands of a fast harvest with high yields increase from year to year in the agricultural industry. Thanks to modern technology, today’s agricultural vehicles can take on a variety of tasks and thus meet these everdemanding requirements. However, due to the multitude of
possibilities, the systems are also becoming more and more complex. Automated identification systems should take over the configuration of the various attachments so that users do not require extensive training to operate the vehicles. An important component for this is iDTRONIC’s BLUEBOX Cylindrical Reader M30 UHF. Thanks to the standardized UHF RFID (ISO18000-6C / EPC Class 1 Generation 2) transmission standard and a reading range of up to 50cm, the various tools can be identified easily.
iDTRONIC‘s SPECIAL TAGS FOR USE IN HARSH ENVIRONMENTS
► Equipment and Logistics Tag: Confidex Ironside Micro
Thanks to its IP68 protection class, it is perfectly suited for use on fields or construction sites. It withstands temperatures from -35 °C to +85 °C without any problems. The tag can be used on all materials and is also especially suitable for installation on metallic substrates.
► On Metal Tag: Xerafy MicroX II
This tag is durable and suitable for demanding applications, such as
those found on construction sites. It has been specially developed for
use on metallic surfaces. The material has a long service life and can
withstand temperature fluctuations without any issues.
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