RFID is very often used in manufacturing industries to keep track of products in the manufacturing process. Mostly stationary readers and antennas are used, in combination with ID-tags mounted on assembly pallets or even the parts themselves. However, there are instances, when it would be desirable to have the reader integrated into an object e.g. a special drilling machine. This allows identification of operations on very large objects, as is the case in the Aircraft Industry. Thousands of holes have to be machined and it is important to document that the right tool has been used. The system can also register at what time the hole was drilled and how many holes have been made so that unnecessary resharpening can be avoided.
Although small in size (76 x 33 x 10 mm) the reader can handle two antennas and many types of RFID-tags. Below is an overview of supported tags:
|125 kHz:||HITAG 1|
|EM4x05 (ISO FDX B)|
|134,2 kHz:||64 bit R/O, (8 bytes R/O)|
|64 bitR/W, (8 bytes R/W)|
|1088 bit multipage, (17 x 8 byte R/W)|