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Harting expands it UHF RFID system development

Montreal-based Harting Canada Inc. is developing sensor-equipped passive UHF RFID systems, a concept, which the company says has “great potential to unlock new productivity and product quality benefits for a wide spectrum of...


December 20, 2012  


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Montreal-based Harting Canada Inc. is developing sensor-equipped passive UHF RFID systems, a concept, which the company says has “great potential to unlock new productivity and product quality benefits for a wide spectrum of businesses.”

At the recent SPS/IPC/Drives automation trade show in Germany, the firm demonstrated a passive UHF transponder with temperature registration in a real application that demonstrated data acquisition and visualization in a Web interface.

UHF RFID technology is designed for a number of industries including the transportation, logistics, automation, machinery and energy markets.

According to Harting, it stands up to harsh environmental conditions and reliably registers rapidly moving objects with metal surfaces, such as railway cars. A read range of 5 centimetres to 12 metres ensures maximum flexibility for tracking and other such applications. Endowing passive transponders with sensors can enable goods to register ambient conditions such as temperature.

Earlier this year, the company expanded its RFID offerings with the launch of Harting RFID Box, a reception box containing an RFID reader, power supply, fusing protection, network switch and other components needed to start capturing RFID data.