The Extronics iRFID101 brings a choice of RFID reader technology in hazardous areas, enabling reliable tracking solutions to be implemented in Zone 1 and 21 environments. Use with passive RFID tags, like the extensive iTAG500 range from Extronics, to locate assets across the site, improving traceability and efficiency.
The iRFID101 is a fully certified Universal RFID Reader enclosure system with intrinsically safe RF outputs, specifically designed to allow the deployment of RFID Readers from leading vendors such as SICK, CAEN, Impinj, and others in hazardous areas.
The iRFID101 incorporates Extronics iSOLATE501 RF galvanic isolators, making RF outputs intrinsically safe. This means that any antenna assessed as meeting the international intrinsic safety standards for simple apparatus may be used. The Extronics iANT2xx range has been assessed for this purpose by our team of engineers.
Readers may be programmed to detect tags at variable distances, typically up to 10m (also depending on antenna chosen and tag dimensions). This gives you greater accuracy and reduces false readings.
A read range of up to 10m from each of up to 4 antenna outputs, for maximum performance and efficiency.
Not only does this give greater choice of antenna, it also means that antennas may be hot swapped without having to power down equipment – reducing downtime.
The iRFID101 is designed to operate successfully in harsh environments and hazardous areas, including IP66 ingress protection, a typical wide temperature range of -20°C to +60°C, and a marine grade aluminium enclosure painted with epoxy for maximum durability.