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Siemens SIMATIC RF615A Operating Instructions Manual

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SIMATIC Ident
RFID systems
SIMATIC RF615A
Operating Instructions
09/2018
C79000-G8976-C511-01
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Characteristics
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Ordering data
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Installing and mounting
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Connecting the antenna
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Antenna parameter
assignment
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Antenna patterns
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Maximum read/write ranges
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Technical data
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Dimension drawing
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Certificates & approvals
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  • Page 1 ___________________ Characteristics ___________________ Ordering data ___________________ SIMATIC Ident Installing and mounting ___________________ Connecting the antenna RFID systems SIMATIC RF615A ___________________ Antenna parameter assignment ___________________ Antenna patterns Operating Instructions ___________________ Maximum read/write ranges ___________________ Technical data ___________________ Dimension drawing ___________________ Certificates & approvals...
  • Page 2 Note the following: WARNING Siemens products may only be used for the applications described in the catalog and in the relevant technical documentation. If products and components from other manufacturers are used, these must be recommended or approved by Siemens. Proper transport, storage, installation, assembly, commissioning, operation and maintenance are required to ensure that the products operate safely and without any problems.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Antenna pattern ETSI ......................18 Antenna pattern FCC ......................21 Interpretation of directional radiation patterns ................ 24 Maximum read/write ranges ........................25 Technical data ............................27 Dimension drawing ..........................31 Certificates & approvals ........................33 SIMATIC RF615A Operating Instructions, 09/2018, C79000-G8976-C511-01...
  • Page 4 Table of contents SIMATIC RF615A Operating Instructions, 09/2018, C79000-G8976-C511-01...
  • Page 5: Characteristics

    ● RF615A FCC: 902 to 928 MHz Function The SIMATIC RF615A is used for transmitting and receiving data in the UHF range. The antennas are connected to the SIMATIC RF600 readers via antenna cables that are available in different lengths.
  • Page 6 Characteristics SIMATIC RF615A Operating Instructions, 09/2018, C79000-G8976-C511-01...
  • Page 7: Ordering Data

    Ordering data Table 2- 1 RF615A ordering data Product Article number SIMATIC RF615A (ETSI) 6GT2812-0EA00 SIMATIC RF615A (FCC) 6GT2812-0EA01 Table 2- 2 Ordering data accessories Product Article number Connecting cable between 1 m (cable loss 0.5 dB) 6GT2815-0BH10 reader and antenna 3 m (cable loss 1.0 dB)
  • Page 8 Ordering data SIMATIC RF615A Operating Instructions, 09/2018, C79000-G8976-C511-01...
  • Page 9: Installing And Mounting

    Note that the antenna gain depends on the material of the mounting surface. If the antenna is mounted on a metallic surface, the antenna gain is -5 dBi. If the antenna is mounted on a non-metallic surface, the antenna gain is -13 dBi. SIMATIC RF615A Operating Instructions, 09/2018, C79000-G8976-C511-01...
  • Page 10 Installing and mounting SIMATIC RF615A Operating Instructions, 09/2018, C79000-G8976-C511-01...
  • Page 11: Connecting The Antenna

    Connecting the antenna Connecting the antenna The SIMATIC RF615A antenna must be connected to the reader using an antenna cable. Preassembled standard cables in lengths of 1 m, 3 m, 5 m, 10 m, 15 m, 20 m and 40 m are available to connect the antenna.
  • Page 12: Bending Radii And Bending Cycles Of The Cable

    With cables capable of being used in drag chains, 100,000 bending cycles at a bending radius of 100 mm and a bend of ± 180° or 3 million torsion cycles with a bend of ± 180° on a cable length of 1 m are permitted. SIMATIC RF615A Operating Instructions, 09/2018, C79000-G8976-C511-01...
  • Page 13: Antenna Parameter Assignment

    ● Conducted power P (dBm) of the RF600 reader: < 30 dBm ● Antenna gain G (dBi) in the FCC frequency band: ≤ -5 dBi ● Cable loss a (dB): ≥ 1 dB P (dBm) ≤ 30 dBm - (G - 6 dBi) + a SIMATIC RF615A Operating Instructions, 09/2018, C79000-G8976-C511-01...
  • Page 14 • 500 mW EIRP (or 27 dBm EIRP) for operation with RF650R (ARIB STD-T107) • 4000 mW EIRP (or 36 dBm EIRP) for operation with RF680R/RF685R (ARIB STD-T106) The maximum permissible radiated power of the antenna cannot be reached or exceeded due to the negative antenna gain. SIMATIC RF615A Operating Instructions, 09/2018, C79000-G8976-C511-01...
  • Page 15: Antenna Patterns

    The polarization axes of antenna and transponder must always be parallel. The symbol on the antenna indicates the polarization axis. Figure 6-1 Polarization axis SIMATIC RF615A Operating Instructions, 09/2018, C79000-G8976-C511-01...
  • Page 16 Antenna patterns 6.1 Alignment of transponders to the antenna Alignment The following diagram shows the optimum alignment of the RF600 transponders to the RF615A antenna. Figure 6-2 Optimum alignment of transponders to the antenna SIMATIC RF615A Operating Instructions, 09/2018, C79000-G8976-C511-01...
  • Page 17 The following diagram shows the dependence of the following factors: ● Alignment angle of transponder to antenna ● Maximum range of antenna Figure 6-3 Effect on the read/write range depending on the antenna alignment SIMATIC RF615A Operating Instructions, 09/2018, C79000-G8976-C511-01...
  • Page 18: Antenna Pattern Etsi

    Which range (in %) corresponds to the dB values in the patterns can be obtained from this table (Page 24). Note that the measurements presented graphically below were carried out in a low-reflection environment. Deviations can therefore occur in a normally reflecting environment. SIMATIC RF615A Operating Instructions, 09/2018, C79000-G8976-C511-01...
  • Page 19 Directional radiation pattern ETSI on metallic mounting surface (15 cm x 15 cm) Pattern of the vertical plane of the antenna Pattern of the horizontal plane of the antenna Figure 6-5 Directional radiation pattern RF615A ETSI on metallic mounting surface SIMATIC RF615A Operating Instructions, 09/2018, C79000-G8976-C511-01...
  • Page 20 Directional radiation pattern ETSI on non-metallic mounting surface Pattern of the vertical plane of the antenna Pattern of the horizontal plane of the antenna Figure 6-6 Directional radiation pattern RF615A ETSI on non-metallic mounting surface SIMATIC RF615A Operating Instructions, 09/2018, C79000-G8976-C511-01...
  • Page 21: Antenna Pattern Fcc

    %) corresponds to the dB values in the patterns can be obtained from this table (Page 24). Note that the measurements presented graphically below were carried out in a low-reflection environment. Low deviations can therefore occur in a normally reflecting environment. SIMATIC RF615A Operating Instructions, 09/2018, C79000-G8976-C511-01...
  • Page 22 Directional radiation pattern of the RF615A (FCC) on metallic mounting surface (15 cm x 15 cm) Pattern of the vertical plane of the antenna Pattern of the horizontal plane of the antenna Figure 6-8 Directional radiation pattern of the RF615A (FCC) on metallic mounting surface SIMATIC RF615A Operating Instructions, 09/2018, C79000-G8976-C511-01...
  • Page 23 Directional radiation pattern of the RF615A (FCC) on non-metallic mounting surface Pattern of the vertical plane of the antenna Pattern of the horizontal plane of the antenna Figure 6-9 Directional radiation pattern of the RF615A (FCC) on non-metallic mounting surface SIMATIC RF615A Operating Instructions, 09/2018, C79000-G8976-C511-01...
  • Page 24: Interpretation Of Directional Radiation Patterns

    + 50° from the Z axis within the vertical plane (see line shown in blue in the directional radiation pattern: Characteristic of the vertical plane of the antenna and the associated representation of the reference system). SIMATIC RF615A Operating Instructions, 09/2018, C79000-G8976-C511-01...
  • Page 25: Maximum Read/write Ranges

    ● Room temperature of approx. 20 - 25 °C ● Optimized real measurement conditions (laboratory with few metallic reflecting surfaces) Table 7- 1 Read ranges of the antenna (all ranges in meters [m]) SIMATIC RF615A with SIMATIC SIMATIC SIMATIC RF650R...
  • Page 26 Maximum read/write ranges SIMATIC RF615A Operating Instructions, 09/2018, C79000-G8976-C511-01...
  • Page 27: Technical Data

    Technical data Table 8- 1 Technical specifications for the RF615A antenna 6GT2812-0EA0x Product type designation SIMATIC RF615A Radio frequencies Operating frequency ETSI 865 to 868 MHz • • 902 to 928 MHz • • Maximum radiated power ETSI ≤ 340 mW ERP •...
  • Page 28 (IP rating is not investigated by UL) Shock resistant to EN 60068-2-27 50 g Vibration to EN 60068-2-6 20 g Design, dimensions and weight Dimensions (H x W x D) 52 x 52 x 16 mm Weight 60 g SIMATIC RF615A Operating Instructions, 09/2018, C79000-G8976-C511-01...
  • Page 29 Standards, specifications, approvals Proof of suitability FCC: cULus MTBF 1190 years The values differ for different dimensions/materials of the mounting surface. The values for shock and vibration are maximum values and must not be applied continuously. SIMATIC RF615A Operating Instructions, 09/2018, C79000-G8976-C511-01...
  • Page 30 Technical data SIMATIC RF615A Operating Instructions, 09/2018, C79000-G8976-C511-01...
  • Page 31: Dimension Drawing

    Dimension drawing Figure 9-1 Dimension drawing RF615A All dimensions in mm SIMATIC RF615A Operating Instructions, 09/2018, C79000-G8976-C511-01...
  • Page 32 Dimension drawing SIMATIC RF615A Operating Instructions, 09/2018, C79000-G8976-C511-01...
  • Page 33: Certificates & Approvals

    This product is UL-certified for the USA and Canada. It meets the following safety standard(s): UL Report E115352 • UL 62368-1 - AVICT Equipment - Part 1: Safety Requirements • CSA C22.2 No. 62368-1-14 AVICT Equipment - Part 1: Saftey • Requirements SIMATIC RF615A Operating Instructions, 09/2018, C79000-G8976-C511-01...
  • Page 34 Certificates & approvals SIMATIC RF615A Operating Instructions, 09/2018, C79000-G8976-C511-01...

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