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Virtual Tether Specifications
Virtual Tether Specifications

Tag Features.

A tag is placed on any asset or tooling the customer would like to monitor.

on any asset or tooling the customer would like to monitor.   Ordering Information Part Number
 

Ordering Information

Part Number Active Tag

544229PT

Performance

Frequency Range Typical Battery Life Typical Range to Read (Presence)

6,35 - 6,75 GHz 1 year @ pre-set blink rate Indoors up to 100 m (328 ft)

Environmental/Physical/Power

Operating Temperature

-40°C to 70°C (-40°F to 158°F)

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Environmental Rating

IP67

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Length / Width

Ø4,0 cm (1,57 in) 2,0 cm (0,78 in) 20 gm (0,70 oz)

BR2335

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Height (w/ Mounting Bracket) Weight Power (Battery)

Regulatory Approvals

United States

FCC Part15 subpart C (15.250), ICES-003, RS-220, and RSS-GEN for indoor use only

European Union

CE, EN50371, ETSI 301 489-1, ETSI 301 489-33, Draft ETSI EN 302 500-1 V2.1.1

ATEX Option

CE 0035 II 2 G Ex ib IIC T3 -40C ≤ Ta ≤ 70C

Virtual Tether Ordering Information
Virtual Tether Ordering Information
 

Qty.

Part No.

544244PT

Description Virtual Tether Kit (Pistol Tool Parts)

1 935239

Backcover for Pistol Tool with IR reader

1 544224PT

Plastic Housing - Pistol

1 544229PT

Asset Tag

 

2 935046

Screw, 5-40UNC x 1 Inch SHCS

 
 
 
 

544245PT

Virtual Tether Kit (Angle Tool Parts)

1 544228PT-1

Plastic Housing - Angle Machined

2 542940-41

Screw, M4 x 0.7 x 16 mm Flat Head Socket Steel/Black

1 544229PT

Asset Tag

 

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K
K
K

I

T

S

 

544246PT

Virtual Tether Kit (Sensor Parts)

2

544230PT

Tag Sensor - Programmable Sensitivity/POE

2

544232PT

Ethernet Power Injector

2

543445-7

Ethernet Patch Cable - 7 FT (about 2 m)

2

543445-25

Ethernet Patch Cable - 25 FT (about 7,5 m)

2

544233PT

Mounting Arm, Tag Sensor

2

544243PT

Power Cord, POE Adapter

2

544229PT

Asset Tag

544243PT Power Cord, POE Adapter 2 544229PT Asset Tag 544258PT Dartwand Module - programs tag for

544258PT

Dartwand Module - programs tag for blink rate

 
 
 

European Power Tools Sales- & Service Centers

Please note that all locations may not service all products. Please contact the nearest Apex Tool Group Sales & Service Center for the appropriate facility to handle your service requirements. Additionally, you can find our regional dealers and distributors network on our website www.apexpowertools.eu.

distributors network on our website www.apexpowertools.eu. Virtual Tether Products and Solutions for Lean Flexible

Virtual Tether

Products and Solutions for Lean Flexible Manufacturing.

Germany France England Hungary Italy Apex Tool Group GmbH & Co. OHG Industriestrasse 1 73463
Germany
France
England
Hungary
Italy
Apex Tool Group GmbH & Co. OHG
Industriestrasse 1
73463 Westhausen
Phone: 0049 7363 810
Fax: 0049 7363 81222
E-Mail: info@apexpowertools.eu
Apex Tool Group S.A.S.
25 Avenue Maurice Chevalier
77330 Ozoir-la-Ferrière
Phone: 0033 1 6443 2200
Fax: 0033 1 6443 1717
E-Mail: vente-ozoir@apextoolgroup.net
Apex Tool Group GmbH & Co. OHG
UK Field Sales
Pit Hills, Piccadilly, Tamworth
Staffordshire B78 2ER
Phone: 0044 1827 874128
Fax: 0044 1827 874128
Apex Tool Group Hungária Kft.
Platánfa u. 2
Pf: 640
9027 Györ
Phone: 0036 9666 1383
Fax: 0036 9666 1135
Apex Tool S.r.l.
Viale Europa, 80
20090 Cusago (MI)
Phone: 0039 2903 310215
Fax: 0039 2903 94231
VirtualTether EN EU 1012
SPECIFICATIONS ARE SUBjECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. © 2012 APEX TOOL GROUP GMBH & CO. OHG. PRINTED IN GERMANy.
VirtualTether EN EU 1012
TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. © 2012 APEX TOOL GROUP GMBH & CO. OHG. PRINTED IN GERMANy.

Virtual Tether System

Virtual Tether System

Flexible. Lean. Modular.

What is Virtual Tether?

Virtual Tether System (VTS) is a solution that utilizes Ultra Wide band radio frequency technology, think radar / GPS to locate and monitor your assembly tooling, including assets and product as it flows through your facility. Easily integrated within your existing plant wide network to your tooling, assets and product. Standard with our Cleco range of products.

Flexible Assembly.

with our Cleco range of products. Flexible Assembly. Complexity in assembly can be found in all

Complexity in assembly can be found in all industry types, whether it is a car, place, motorcycle or washing machine:

The demands for greater flexibility are a constant that all manufacturers face as they strive to reduce the cost of manufacturing and deliver first pass quality.

With market demands constantly changing, manufacturers look for greater levels of flexibility to enable a more rapid and efficient means of change, without incurring high costs to production and quality.

VTS solutions address this need.

Quality Enhancement

Production Flexibility

Cost Effective

Quality Assembly.

Key features, Benefits and Values.

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Easy to install, utilize existing plant wide network, no special setup / configuration needs, low cost to implement.

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Simulation tools for the design of your VTS application/s. Simplifies setup, no special engineering resources required.

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Drive the system from your Cleco mPro400 Global Controller or from a PC, no special hardware required.

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VTS operates on Ultra Wide Band (UWB) only, not impacted by other wireless products, reliable.

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Accurate location in x, y and z coordinates.

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Tag battery life of 1 year @ max blink rate, lower operational cost to maintain.

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Sensors and Tags rated to IP67, can be used indoors and outdoors, no special / additional equipment required for outdoor use.

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Enhance your Error Proofing requirements:

- Eliminate the need for Bar Code Scanning or manual product identification by the operator, improves productivity.

- Auto program selection capability with your smart tools, ensures correct operation applied per application, enhances quality and productivity.

- Eliminate scrapping of parts, saves money.

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Flexible virtual work foot print, adjusted accordingly per application:

- Simplifies line rebalancing, move the footprint virtually and not physically, lean.

- Eliminate need for hardwiring of the assembly footprint, reduces cost, lean.

- Process optimization on the fly, efficient, greater productivity and quality.

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Standard accessories, to add tags to your Cleco products and non Cleco products, flexible and economic.

Process Enhancement

Modular Error Proofing

LEANManufacturing

Process Enhancement Modular Error Proofing LEANManufacturing Virtual Tether Specifications Reader Features. Readers
Virtual Tether Specifications
Virtual Tether Specifications

Reader Features.

Readers connect directly to the Virtual Tether software running on the PC or Global Controller (GC). The readers gain can be controlled via the software to increase or decrease the area of coverage.

the software to increase or decrease the area of coverage.   Ordering Information Part Number 544230PT
 

Ordering Information

Part Number

544230PT

Description

Reader - Programmable Sensitivity/POE

Performance

Frequency Range Antenna Gain Adjustable Range Tag Throughput Daisy-chained Capability

(-10dB) 6,35 to 6,75 GHz 6,5 dBi 1 ft (30 cm) to 100 m (328 ft) line of sight Up to 2.000 tags / second Up to three additional units

Environmental/Physical/Power

R

Operating Temperature Environmental Sealing Length (w/ Drip Shield)

-40°C to +55°C (-40°F to +131°F) IP67 (Dust & Direct Water Spray Protection) 27,9 cm (11,0 in) 17,1 cm (6,75 in) 10,8 cm (4,25 in) 2,6 kg (5,8 lbs) POE 802.3af (37-56 VDC) 802.11af PoE Injector, 100-240 VAC, Up to 100 m Also commonly supplied by Customer 802.3af network switch Up to 100 m Ethernet cable

E

A

D

E

Width (w/ Mounting Bracket)

R

Height (w/ Mounting Bracket) Weight Power Consumption Standard Power Supply

Ethernet cable

Communications

Ethernet

10/100 CAT6, IEEE 802.3af compliant Direct connection via Serial Port, RS-232, with adapter cable Telnet/ Secure Shell 2 via TCP/IP Ethernet interface

Configuration & Diagnostics