New Ultra-Resistant Zebra RFD90 RFID Sleds, Forget About Shocks

Zebra RFD90 ultra-rugged UHF RFID sleds, models RFD9090 and RFD9030, on a white background

Zebra launches a new version of its ultra-rugged UHF RFID sleds. The Zebra RFD90 model, which is characterized by being "relentless, versatile and future-proof". These sleds offer all the reliability even in the most demanding environments. One of its most interesting features is that they are designed to resist and endure over time. Equipped with the latest technology that will continue to be compatible with software updates from other terminals and with wireless connection to simplify management and expand its compatibility.

The two versions available are RFD9030 and RFD9090. Both RFID reading devices make it possible to streamline inventory counts and increase workflow accuracy thanks to their reading range and range, 6.7 meters for the RFD9030 variant and 22.9 meters for the RFD9090, in addition to a speed of 1300 tags per second for all versions of the RFD90 series.

These ultra-resistant designs have been subjected to drop tests of up to two meters on concrete surfaces and are sealed with industrial grade IP ratings up to IP65 (liquid spraying) and IP67 (total immersion in liquids).

They have an ultra-precise search mode that helps workers locate items quickly and easily. Equipped with a programmable trifunctional trigger that offers easy access to RFID reading, barcode scanning and other necessary functions. In addition, its superior ergonomics allow you to experience greater comfort and provide greater productivity. The bases allow you to exchange mobile terminals simply using a currency as a screwdriver: it is as easy as changing the case of your personal smartphone.

RFD90 Applications

These new models are designed to withstand everyday use in a wide variety of harsh conditions, including manufacturing, transportation, and logistics environments. Another sector where they can also be employed is in the Public Administration. In summary, RFD90 serves to:

  • Track and trace of items.
  • Cycle counts.
  • Cold chain.
  • Inventory of raw materials.
  • Creation of kits.
  • Chain of custody.

Flexible connectivity

RFD90 sleds are compatible with virtually any mobile device. The eConnex adapters allow you to mount a wide selection of Zebra mobile terminals, while the OtterBox uniVERSE adapter offers compatibility with third-party smartphones thanks to the integrated Bluetooth 5.3, which allows you to connect with Android, iOS, and Windows devices. Device pairing can be easily done using NFC, camera, and scan options (Scan-To-Connect).

A hand holding a Zebra RFD9090 sled with a built-in mobile terminal

On the other hand, its Wi-Fi 6 connection allows wireless management of devices even without having any mobile terminal or smartphone adjusted to the sled.

RFD90 Specifications

Physical characteristics

The new models include a 7000mAh PowerPrecision+ quick-release lithium-ion battery that lets it run for hours. They also have LED light and acoustic indicator for notifications.

RFID Performance

The fast read speed accumulates 1300 identifiers per second. The maximum reading range is 6.7 meters for the RFD9030 and 22.9 meters for the RFD9090.

SE4750MR Standard Range Scanning Engine

RFD90 Range Standard Range Scanning Engine Specifications:

  • Sensor resolution: 1280 x 960 pixels.
  • Field of view: 31° horizontal x 23° vertical.
  • Bias tolerance: ± 60°.
  • Tilt tolerance: ± 60°.
  • Roll tolerance: 360°.
  • Focal length: 36.1 cm from the front of the engine.
  • LED for aiming: 655 nm laser.
  • Illumination: 2 warm white light LEDs.

SE4850 Extended Range Scanning Engine

RFD90 Range Extended Range Scanning Engine Specifications:

  • Sensor resolution: 1280 x 800 pixels.
  • Field of view: 12° horizontal x 7.6° vertical if you are far away, 32° horizontal x 20° vertical if you are close.
  • Bias tolerance: ± 60°.
  • Tilt tolerance: ± 60°.
  • Roll tolerance: 360°.
  • Focal length: 38.1–889 cm if far away, 27.8 cm if nearby; both distances from the front of the engine.
  • Focus element: 655 nm laser.
  • Lighting element: LED Hyper Red 660 nm.
  • Minimum print contrast: 25%.

User environment

  • Specification for falls: withstands multiple falls on concrete from 1.8 m.
  • Specification for shaking: 500 cycles (1,000 drops of 0.5 m) at room temperature.
  • Operating temperature: -20°C to 55°C.
  • Storage temperature: -40 °C to 70 °C.
  • Humidity: 5% to 85% non-condensing.
  • Electrostatic discharge: ± 15 kV air discharge, direct discharge of ± 8 kV and indirect discharge of ± 8 kVdc.
  • Sealing: IP65 (sprayed water) and IP67 (immersion).

If you still have questions about Zebra's ultra-resistant RFD90 UHF RFID sleds, contact the Logiscenter technical team and they will help you with everything you need.