Industrial remote control with RFID reader or tag

RFID industrial remote control

Once a new technology has been accepted, it does not take long before Tyro starts getting specific questions from clients as to how a similar technology can be applied. In this way we have supplied various remote controls in combination with a RFID-reader or RFID-tag. Industrial remote controls are linked to each other by means of a unique 64-bit code to prevent interference from other signals.

RFID for coupling a transmitter to a receiver

In general, setting up a remote control to a receiver is a procedure that only has to be done once. But what if the operator always has to operate other machines and each one of them has its own receiver? RFID tags are the solution.

With an RFID tag on each machine, the operator can move the remote along the particular tag which in turn couples it to the corresponding receiver. This is the way to operate different machines without having to go through procedures that were only intended for a one-time setup. Depending on the situation and the risk, the unique security code in the transmitter will be erased in the course of time. Like this safety is guaranteed.

Such an application is interesting for master controls with regard to maintenance but also with an operator who as a person has certain authorization.

RFID for coupling a receiver to a specific transmitter.

Under no circumstances may a receiver react to a random radio signal. It may only react to the transmitter with the correct ID. In this case, the receiver is equipped with an RFID reader. The remote control is supplied with a RFID tag with unique code which corresponds to the specific transmitter. As soon as the remote control with RFID tag is held close to the RFID reader the receiver will only accept signals from the relevant remote control.

This RFID setup is used for Automated Guided Vehicles (AGV’s) that are used in distribution centres. An AGV drives along a given route and on the way passes a RFID tag. From that moment on it only ‘obeys’ the signals sent by the corresponding transmitter. This signal can be a go or stop signal from a human or a machine (M2M) guiding the AGV where to go and what to do. An advantage is that there is no need to burden a wifi network or set up a new one.