Ubiquity means the ability to be present everywhere. However, it is also a requirement for industrial production or logistics processes that shipped goods or commodities are tracked at all times. The transitions between the production areas or individual parts in the supply chain are of central importance. The new ARU 8500 reader enables a reliable detection of goods and the direction of movement.
Circular Switch-Beam Antenna
The core function of the ARU 8500 is a circular switchbeam antenna. In contrast to standard RFID antennas, the antenna beam here can be swivelled in three areas to track the direction of movement in a gantry or when the goods pass through a gate. The otherwise easily detected pass-through area is divided into three zones in order to reliably determine the direction of movement when the goods pass through the gate (zone 1 to 3; zone 3 to 1). Particularly helpful here is the ability to distinguish the transported goods that pass through all three zones from the unmoved goods that are only detectable in one zone.
To ensure precise reading even in a harsh environment, it is possible to connect three additional antennas to the ARU 8500 to combine the dynamic reading with static readings. The new ARU 8500 is the perfect solution for registering goods movement in the industrial, logistics and retail sectors. This feature is ideal for dock doors to detect goods and their direction of movement, as well as an anti-theft system to check whether the goods have been paid for when customers leave the store.
- Automatic loading verification
- Integrated direction recognition
- 3 additional external antenna ports
- Cost-effective overhead mounting
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