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HARTING Debuts Two New Products At Las Vegas Pack Expo 2017

By Canadian Packaging staff   

Automation Controls/Drives HARTING Canada HARTING Ha-VIS RFID Reader RF-R400

The connectivity company has expanded its extensive M12 and RFID product portfolio with two new products to support the needs of markets, including rail, where vibration is a concern.

MONTREAL—Following the introduction of the compact, robust Ha-VIS RF-R3x0 reader product range with two antenna connections, 500 mW power output and comprehensive software functions, HARTING has now expanded on the powerful 4 Field Reader. The Ha-VIS RFID Reader RF-R400 (see image above) provides concentrated RFID performance with robust M8 and M12 connectors.

Network, power supply, RS232, two digital trigger signal inputs and four digital signal outlets are available via circular connectors. Each with a maximum power output of 2W, the four antenna connections remain in the usual SMA format. The new reader also meets the requirements of the industrial and rail market.

The usual HARTING reader functions such as Action on EPC, where the reader can process scanning results autonomously and respond by switching outlets, are also included in the reader’s comprehensive software provision.

In terms of software, the RF-R400 is naturally fully compatible with the powerful GS1 ALE 1.1 based HARTING middleware. The new reader is supported by both the server version, Ha-VIS Middleware and the embedded version for the RF-R350, enabling easy raw data processing, which saves unnecessary expense in the backend system.

New M12 PushPull Variants Address Space-Saving Demands for Train Communication
As the railway sector and rail transport markets continue to grow, trains are being equipped with ever more modern information technology resulting in more communication components. HARTING offers space-saving M12 solutions to meet the industry’s demands.

Whether long-distance trains or trams, technology aboard rolling stock is advancing globally and becoming increasingly complex. More and more systems are housed in the locomotives and carriages, and they need to be wired. Data volumes are rising as a result of in-house technology, as well as information systems and entertainment media for travelers.

New M12 PushPull variants address space-saving needs for train communication.

HARTING is meeting these requirements, and the company has developed new versions of the M12 PushPull. Until now, the M12 PushPull was only offered in a straight version with A, D and X coding, with only the male versions available on the market. HARTING has now rounded out this special connector solution with new housing shapes and female versions.

In keeping with these additions, there is also a device-side flange socket. Like all new HARTING M12 flange sockets, it is suitable for the M12 PushPull but offers the additional benefit reverse compatibility with the tried and true screw locking.

In order to alleviate the tight conditions aboard trains where space is at a premium, all M12 PushPull codings are available in an angled housing form. Side cable exit reduces the distance from the housing door to any switches. Any space savings achievable on board rail vehicles are significant.

The HARTING Technology Group, family owned and based in Germany, employs more than 4,300 people globally with subsidiaries and branch offices in 40 countries. With production facilities in Europe, Asia, Mexico and the United States, the HARTING portfolio of connectivity solutions focuses on multiple levels, from the machine to the device and into the communication infrastructure. The U.S. facility in Elgin, Illinois is one of three HARTING locations that manufactures the HIS product line (HARTING Integrated Solutions – backplanes) and custom cable assemblies. HARTING also has custom cable assembly capabilities in Mexico and Brazil. The company’s core business is intelligent and high-performance connection technology. HARTING works in almost all industrial markets with a focus on requirements for robust, reliable connectivity solutions. Company information available at


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