HFM 6X reader


The HFM-6X RFID reader from HERMOS is an outstanding reader from the renowned HERMOS HF Midrange (HF) class, offering top performance and precision in the factory automation of your semiconductor manufacturing. With its impressive adjustable output power of up to 1 watt, it opens up a wide range of possibilities for handling demanding tasks, even with longer ranges in the HF range. Even in challenging metallic environments, the reader maintains its efficiency and accuracy.

The HFM-6X RFID reader’s versatile connectivity enables seamless integration into a wide range of identification scenarios. With six antenna ports, it enables seamless linkage with multiple wafer transport box loading stations.

Two high-quality data interfaces are available to the user for smooth data transmission and processing: RS232 and Ethernet. These provide a reliable and secure connection to existing network structures, enabling seamless integration of the HFM-6X reader into your automated manufacturing environment. Both ASCII and SECS/HSMS are available as software protocols.

With this RFID reader, you’re relying on an innovative solution that meets the challenges of factory automation in the HF field with ease. Rely on HERMOS, an established industry leader, to optimize your automation processes and take your productivity to a new level.

Six antenna ports
Cost-saving concept due to the extended number of identification points.

Various configurations available
The number of antenna ports available can be customized. Different I/O modules are available.

RS232 and Ethernet interface
Easy and uncomplicated integration due to RS232 and Ethernet interface.
ASCII and SECS/HSMS are available as data protocols.

Adjustable transmit power
Flexible reading range, adjustable according to requirements.

Power over Ethernet (PoE)
Savings potential by using PoE within the network infrastructure, relief of the cost budget by less power supplies and less cabling.

Polling mode adjustable for each antenna
Automated reading processes simplify operations and control efforts.

Configurable test mode with visual display
Visual monitoring of read characteristics through configurable test mode using DIP switches.

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Article numberInterfaces ProtocolsAntennaI/OS
HRF.R.HFM.6S.AA.10.20AEthernet, RS232ASCIISMAWithout
HRF.R.HFM.6L.AA.10.20AEthernet, RS232ASCIILEMOWithout
HRF.R.HFM.6S.SA.10.20AEthernet, RS232SECSSMAWithout
HRF.R.HFM.6L.SA.10.20AEthernet, RS232SECSLEMOWithout

HFM Generation 20A readers are 100% compatible with Generation 10A.

  • Technology

    HFM Reader (HF Midrange 13.56 MHz)

  • Components

    • RS232 and Ethernet data interface
    • 6 antenna ports
    • 4 DIP switches and 3 status LEDs
    • I/O module with inputs and outputs per antenna port
  • Functions

    • Power supply via Ethernet (PoE) possible
    • Adjustable transmit power
    • Adjustable polling mode
    • Configurable test mode with optical display
    • Automatic reading function
  • Features

    • Transponder identifiable according to ISO 15693
    • applications also in metallic environment
    • uncomplicated setting by means of DIP switch
    • reader available with different IO modules
  • HFM 6X Reader (Datasheet)

    HFM 6X Reader (Datasheet)




  • HFM6x Reader - Kundenhandbuch (ASCII)

    HFM6x Reader - Kundenhandbuch (ASCII)



    Deutsch, Rev2.1

  • HFM6x Reader - Kundenhandbuch (SECS/HSMS)

    HFM6x Reader - Kundenhandbuch (SECS/HSMS)



    Deutsch, Rev2.3 - 14.07.2023

  • HFM6x Reader - Customer Manual (ASCII)

    HFM6x Reader - Customer Manual (ASCII)



    English, Rev2.1

  • HFM6x Reader - Customer Manual (SECS/HSMS)

    HFM6x Reader - Customer Manual (SECS/HSMS)



    English, Rev2.3 - 07/14/2023

  • HFM6x Reader - Loader

    HFM6x Reader - Loader



    Version 2.0FV00

  • HFM6x Reader - Application

    HFM6x Reader - Application



    Version 1.2FV02

  • RFID Software - Device Discoverer

    RFID Software - Device Discoverer



    Device Discovery Utility Rev. revision date 07.May 2024

  • RFID Software - Protocol Tester

    RFID Software - Protocol Tester



    ProtocolTester Rev.

  • HFM6x Reader - 3D CAD

    HFM6x Reader - 3D CAD



    Step 3D CAD File

  • MyHF_RFIDTool




    Version 1.01

InterfaceRS232, Ethernet
Antenna port6
Transmission frequency13.56 MHz, ISO15693
Transmitting power 1 W
Dimensions 130 x 124 x 45 mm
Weight 590 g
Case material Aluminum black/nature anodized
Protection classIP 40
Operating temperature 0 °C to 50 °C
Storage temperature -25 °C to 70 °C
Permissible humidity at 50 ° 25% to 80%
Current consumption 60 mA (passive) 140 mA (read/write pulse)
Voltage 18–30 V
Conformity CE, RoHS, REACH