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Pepperl+Fuchs F192 reads up to 200 tags at 15+ feet away


April 7, 2017
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Apr. 6, 2017 – Pepperl+Fuchs says its new F192 reader can quickly read up to 200 tags at distances of more than 15 feet.

The F192 puts out the maximum power allowed by the FCC, 4W EIRP and the output power is adjustable to as low as 10 mW, so the F192 works equally well for short-read ranges, according to the company. The company describes the F192 as a completely self-contained reader, with the antenna, amplifier, and reading electronics all in one — “the advantage of this design is the absence of commercial-style coaxial cables.” The reader uses industrial M12 connection cables, which it says allows operators to run more than 3,200 feet 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. Users can operate the unit in ambient temperatures of up to 158 F.