Note: The ability to connect to EID hardware is only available on Individual Animal Management. For further information on this feel free to check out our Plan and Pricing page or contact the team.


The Gallagher TWR-5 is an indicator that can connect via Wifi to the AgriWebb Mobile App. It will also act as an EID Reader if connected to a Panel Antenna (Panel Reader).

It is also able to connect to a Stick Reader (such as Gallagher HR4 or HR5) via bluetooth.

To see the full list of AgriWebb supported EID Readers see here.

It is also important to ensure that your TWR-5 is running the most recent software update to ensure it remains supported for AgriWebb live sessions. You can download the latest version here.


Setup Considerations

The TWR-5 has 2 physical male connectors (Amphenol plug) that can connect to Load Bars. It also has 1 physical female connector to connect the Panel Antenna.

Wifi connections can be setup as an access point on the TWR-5. Note: You need to have the latest firmware, at least version 1.19.030.

It can also connect to your existing Wifi network in the yards.

More Info on the Gallaghers website here.


Setup Options

The benefit of the TWR series is that it has an embedded EID reader in the Indicator. To use this, you will need to attach a Panel Antenna (Panel Reader).

The TWR-5 can also can connect using the same options as the TW-3 as described in our guide to connecting the TW-3.

The following diagram shows the Panel Antenna connecting directly to the TWR-5 and optionally a bluetooth EID Reader.

Option 1: (Android / iOS) Wifi Preferred

  1. Connect the Panel Antenna to the female Amphenol plug on the TWR-5.

  2. Optionally connect an EID Reader to the TWR-5 indicator via bluetooth

    • Enable Bluetooth scan on the EID Reader

    • TWR-5 > Select your EID reader (e.g. HR-5)

  3. On the TWR-5 enable the Wifi access point.

    • Settings > Device Settings > Wifi Enable Hotspot is ticked.

  4. Connect your mobile device to the TWR-5 wifi.

    • Settings > Wifi > Select TWR-5

  5. Connect the AgriWebb Mobile App to the TWR-5. More info on connecting your Mobile App to hardware can be found here.

    • AgriWebb Mobile App > Menu > Hardware Connections > select TWR-5.

  6. Start your session on TWR-5 and AgriWebb.

Steps for starting a Live Session can be found here.

Option 2: (Android) Bluetooth

The AgriWebb Mobile app can also use bluetooth to connect to the TWR-5. Note: This connection is only available on Android. Bluetooth is not available for Apple phones connecting to the TWR-5.

The TWR-5 can connect to 2 bluetooth devices simultaneously, as shown in the diagram below.

  1. Connect the Panel Antenna to the female Amphenol plug on the TWR-5.

  2. Optionally connect an EID Reader to the TWR-5 indicator via Bluetooth.

    • Enable Bluetooth scan on the EID Reader

    • TWR-5 > Select your EID reader (e.g. HR-5)

  3. Connect the AgriWebb Mobile App to the TWR-5. More info on connecting your Mobile App to hardware can be found here.

    • On the TWR-5 enable the bluetooth scan.

    1. AgriWebb Mobile App > Menu > Hardware Connections > Select TWR-5

  4. Start your session on TWR-5 and AgriWebb

Steps for starting a Live Session can be found here.


Troubleshooting:

If you are able to connect the AgriWebb app to your TW indicator but nothing is coming though check the following:

  1. On TWR5 Go to Cog Wheel (Settings) > Equipment Connections

    • Select AgriWebb

    • Select Settings
      Data Device Output Settings*

    • Name = AgriWebb

    • Type = Data Logger

    • Output Data = EID, Weight

    • Send = on ID recorded

    • Optional resend on data change = Yes

    *When displayed as Data Device Input Settings

    • Equipment Connections > Data Device 1 > Select AgriWebb

    • Select Change

    • Disconnect

    • Select the type of Data Device > Output > Next

    • Select how you wish to connect to device Bluetooth or Wifi

  2. On the TWR go to Cog Wheel (Settings) > Device Settings > Bluetooth

    • Ensure that Enable Bluetooth is on (a tick will be present).

    • Tap on your device under Connected Devices

    • Verify that the device is classified as a Data Device, but if not tap on Data Device to set that option.

  3. If connecting via WIFI ensure that WIFI is enabled, and the device is a Data Device

Note: If you are testing the connection out at home before you get into the yards, ensure that data “send” is not “on weight lock”, rather it should be on something more appropriate (e.g. on EID read) as you don't have load bars attached.

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