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Zebra AN480 RFID Antenna Mounting Options

April 5, 2016 11:48:58 AM EDT

I had a customer contact me this morning, very frustrated that he could not find a way to mount the Motorola / Zebra AN480 antennas he had purchased for his RFID project.  I told him that the AN480 antennas from Zebra have a customize mounting bolt pattern, specifically so you can’t buy mounts anywhere else – BUT they never came out with any decent mounts.  So, here is what I recommended to him, and to you... 

 

Purchase RFMAX part # S9028PCx96RTN (same exact antenna, IP54 rated, but with pre-attached 8 foot/96 inch cable & RPTNC connector) http://www.arcantenna.com/s9028pcl96rtn-s9028pcr96rtn-10x10-inch-ip54-rated-circularly-polarized-rfid-antenna-with-4-mounting-studs-fcc.html

 

Or, purchase RFMAX part # PAx90209H-FNF (same antenna, IP67 rated, with fixed N-Female connector) http://www.arcantenna.com/pal90209h-fnf-par90209h-fnf10x10-inch-ip-67-rated-circularly-polarized-antenna-fcc.html

 

These two antennas can utilize the HEAVY DUTY mount, which locks firmly in place, RFMAX part # HDMNT: http://www.arcantenna.com/hdmnt-heavy-duty-aluminum-mounting-bracket-wall-or-mast-mount.html

 

Or, they can utilize our fully articulating, easy to install EZM6 mount: http://www.arcantenna.com/fully-articulating-die-cast-wall-or-mast-mounting-kit-for-2-or-4-stud-panel-antennas.html

 

  EZ-M6 Wall/Mast/Pole Combo Mount Heavy Duty Mounting Bracket

 

 

Take a look, and let me know if you have any questions.  I’d be happy to help.  Also, log into our website, and set up an account.  Let me know when you’ve done so, and I’ll set you up with your ddiscounted pricing so you can shop right on the website.

 

Best Regards, 

Mike Crudele, Antenna Specialist

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We just received results from independent testing of the RFMAX Power Mapper, and the results confirmed exactly what we've been hearing from our customers: The RFMAX RFID Power Mapper does what it says it will, and is an indispensible tool for setting up and troubleshooting any RFID installation. 

 

According to the report: "This instrument should be a standard part of any RFID installer’s tool box".

 

A copy of the review is available here: 
RFMAX POWER MAPPER TEST RESULTS


The RFMAX RFID Power Mapper is available for purchase here:
RFMAX POWER MAPPER

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This question has come up several times, and I would like to address it in detail.  See my notes below on each of the EZ mounts and what their maximum weight loads are.  Keep in mind that there are TWO ratings for each mount.

EZ-M6-COMBO - ARCADIAN INC.

A “static” rating, for antennas that will be mounted in a secure location and not be subjected to any vibration at all.

A “subject to vibration” rating, for antennas that will be mounted in a location that is subject to ANY shake or vibration.  That could be the obvious, like on a vehicle, or the less obvious, like next to a stamping machine, or next to a loading dock.

Here is my input:

 

We are no longer recommending the EZP4 in 2015.  With the popularity of the EZM6 (6 inch die cast aluminum RFID antenna mounting bracket) most customers are leaning towards spending a few extra dollars for this model, and we are spending more and more of our inventory dollars on stocking the EZM6 (wall, mast & combo)

Notes:

EZM6: 5 lbs. (static install) or 2 lbs. (if subject to vibration)  Suitable for:

·        Laird 10x10” models (S9028PC, PAL902909, PAR90209)

·        MTI 12x12” models (MT-262006)

·        Times-7 smaller models (A6031, A6032)

 

EZM9: 10 lbs. (static install) or 5 lbs. (if subject to vibration)  Suitable for:

·        Laird 10x10” models (S9028PC, PAL902909, PAR90209)

·        Laird 10x20” model (PRL90209)

·        MTI 12x12” models (MT-262006)

·        Times-7 smaller models (A6031, A6032)

·        Times-7 larger models (A6034 & A6034S) *with or without the sheet metal mounting plate* 

 

If you are using the EZ mounts in conjuction with Times 7 antenna #'s, A6031, A6032, A6034 or A6034S, you will also require a Times 7 mounting plates. 

Click here for the full range of Times-7 RFID antenna mounting brackets.

71631 - A6031 MOUNTING PLATE - Times-7

They include:

 

Part # 71631 - A6031 MOUNTING PLATE

Part # 71632 - A6032 MOUNTING PLATE

Part # 71633 - A6034S MOUNTING PLATE

Part # 71634 - A6034 MOUNTING PLATE

For other RFID antenna mounts that are specific to Laird, Times-7 and MTI as well as RFID pigtail cable jumpers

CLICK HERE.

 

Or, feel free to contact me directly at: mikec@arcadianinc.om

 

Mike Crudele

 

Arcadian Inc.

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