Pepperl + Fuchs introduce F192 long-range tag reader |

Pepperl + Fuchs introduce F192 long-range tag reader

September 272016
Pepperl + Fuchs introduce F192 long-range tag reader

September 27, 2016 – Pepperl+Fuchs introduced its long-range F192 reader. The F192 puts out the maximum power allowed by the FCC, 4W EIRP, making it ideal for reading tags at distances of more than 15 ft. The output power is adjustable to as low as 10 mW, so the F192 works equally well for short-read ranges.

The F192 is a self-contained reader, with the antenna, amplifier, and reading electronics all in one. The F192 uses industrial M12 connection cables (an industry standard), which allow operators to run more than 3200 ft. back to the main control system with no reader performance degradation.

A solid cast aluminum base provides universal 100 mm x 100 mm industrial mounting support in addition to shielding against unwanted stray tags behind the reader. The unit can be used in ambient temperatures of up to 158 °F.

All Pepperl+Fuchs read heads go back to the company’s IdentControl platform. This series of industrial network platforms allows the F192 reader to connect to the upper-level network of choice. For example, if operators want to connect the reader to a Siemens PLC using PROFINET or an Allen-Bradley PLC using EtherNet/IP, they can use Pepperl+Fuchs Ethernet controllers. (One-, two-, and four-channel controllers come in all-metal housings and are field mountable.) Operators can network together hundreds of RFID systems using these controllers.