Rugged, compact RFID interface for retrofitting RFID applications

Turck Australia introduces a new IP67-rated TBEN-S-RFID interface to
meet the ever-shrinking dimensional needs of devices on the factory floor.

The multiprotocol devices bring data from RFID read/write heads in the
HF and UHF frequency band to the controller, via PROFINET, EtherNet/IP or Mod­bus
TCP. The block modules are ideal for retrofitting RFID applications thanks to
their ability to connect actuators and sensors to RFID read/write heads
simultaneously. Their high degree of protection eliminates the need for
cabinets and minimises the wiring effort, saving users time and money.

Turck Product Manager Don Eichman explains that the new TBEN-S-RFID interface
offers customers the perfect combination of their longstanding RFID interfaces,
bringing together the advanced features of Turck’s RFID-A module and the
simplistic integration of the RFID-S module in one rugged, compact and
versatile package.

The ultra-compact
TBEN-S-RFID module eliminates complex PLC integration with its conventionally
mapped RFID data. Key features include two RFID ports and four configurable
digital I/O points for external devices; compact design with a width of only
32mm delivering highly efficient performance; ability to carry out detection of
over 100 UHF tags as quickly and easily as the reading and writing of
8-kilobyte HF tags; and power supply and network connection implemented via M8
connectors.

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