Compact RFID readers have standard interface

Simatic RF200 is a compact RFID system that consists of cost-effective HF-readers, especially designed for intra logistics and small assembly lines, with an IO-Link interface.


Simatic RF200 is a compact RFID system that consists of cost-effective HF-readers, especially designed for intra logistics and small assembly lines. Courtesy: SiemensSiemens has added three compact RFID readers with standard IO-Link interfaces to its family of Simatic RF200 RFID products.

Two of the readers are cylindrically shaped - the RF210R (M18) and RF220R (M30) models are suitable for small assembly lines with cramped mounting conditions. The block-shaped RF260R (75 x 75 x 40 mm) reader offers a longer sensing range (HF field), ideal for track guided assembly lines and conveyors.

IO-Link is the manufacturer-independent standard for a uniform connection of switching devices and sensors to the control level with an intelligent point-to-point interface. The communication standard enables a continuous transmission of process, parameter and diagnostic data.

The industrial-grade readers' standardized IO-Link interface makes it easy to integrate them into sensor level automation. No RFID-specific programming is required, further simplifying any application.

In addition to sensor level automation, the IO-Link readers seamlessly integrate into Simatic ET200 distributed control systems using Profinet and Profibus communications networks with one of two IO-Link master modules. The master module ET 200S 4SI is suitable for IP20 control cabinets while the master module of the ET 200eco PN with high a high 1P67 protection rating is suitable for field mounting.

All three readers have an integrated antenna (IP67). Operating status is viewed on a 3-color LED display at the reader.


No comments
The Engineers' Choice Awards highlight some of the best new control, instrumentation and automation products as chosen by...
The System Integrator Giants program lists the top 100 system integrators among companies listed in CFE Media's Global System Integrator Database.
The Engineering Leaders Under 40 program identifies and gives recognition to young engineers who...
This eGuide illustrates solutions, applications and benefits of machine vision systems.
Learn how to increase device reliability in harsh environments and decrease unplanned system downtime.
This eGuide contains a series of articles and videos that considers theoretical and practical; immediate needs and a look into the future.
Choosing controllers: PLCs, PACs, IPCs, DCS? What's best for your application?; Wireless trends; Design, integration; Manufacturing Day; Product Exclusive
Variable speed drives: Smooth, efficient, electrically quite motion control; Process control upgrades; Mobile intelligence; Product finalists: Vote now; Product Exclusives
Machine design tips: Pneumatic or electric; Software upgrades; Ethernet advantages; Additive manufacturing; Engineering Leaders; Product exclusives: PLC, HMI, IO
This article collection contains the 5 most referenced articles on improving the use of PID.
Learn how Industry 4.0 adds supply chain efficiency, optimizes pricing, improves quality, and more.

Find and connect with the most suitable service provider for your unique application. Start searching the Global System Integrator Database Now!

Cyber security cost-efficient for industrial control systems; Extracting full value from operational data; Managing cyber security risks
Drilling for Big Data: Managing the flow of information; Big data drilldown series: Challenge and opportunity; OT to IT: Creating a circle of improvement; Industry loses best workers, again
Pipeline vulnerabilities? Securing hydrocarbon transit; Predictive analytics hit the mainstream; Dirty pipelines decrease flow, production—pig your line; Ensuring pipeline physical and cyber security