Adaptive antenna for RFID applications
Simatic RF680A variable-polarization antenna simplifies the commissioning and planning of RFID applications, and the automatic antenna adjustment facility increases read and write reliability.
Siemens' Simatic RF680A is offering an adaptive antenna for RF650R, RF680R and RF685R UHF readers. The variable-polarization antenna simplifies the commissioning and planning of RFID applications, and the automatic antenna adjustment facility increases read and write reliability. When ambient conditions differ, users can adjust the antenna's polarization as needed. Alternatively, the reader uses special algorithms to automatically select the right antenna configuration for each individual read operation. A large multi-color LED clearly indicates antenna activity, recorded tags and errors.
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Annual Salary Survey
Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey