RFID system has 2 channels, I/O connections

Turck Simple RFID (RFID-S) slice for the Turck BL20 modular I/O system does not require special software for integration into a PLC system, further simplifying use of RFID. See photo.


Turck Simple RFID (RFID-S) slice for the Turck BL20 modular I/O system does not require special software for integration into a PLC system.

Minneapolis, MN – Some perceive radio frequency identification (RFID) systems as complex, but Turck expanded its BL ident RFID product portfolio to facilitate the integration of RFID into new and existing systems. The Turck Simple RFID (RFID-S) slice for the Turck BL20 modular I/O system does not require specialsoftware for integration into a PLC system, further simplifying use of RFID. “If you can program a push button to turn on a pilot light,” says Nick Clute, product specialist with Turck, “you can program Turck’s RFID system.”
Each RFID-S slice contains two channels of RFID. Additional RFID slices, as well as traditional discrete and analog I/O slices, may be added to the system, making it the only product on the market, Turck said at the product’s March 2009 release, that allows this combination on the same node on the network.
Flexible design: RFID-S slice is compatible with Turck’s IP 20 rated BL20 non-programmable and programmable gateways, available for use on Profibus-DP, Profinet, DeviceNet, Modbus TCP/IP and EtherNet/IP networks. All RFID channels operate in parallel, so there is no time delay during communication between the tag and the read/write head—optimizing production speeds. The Turck RFID-S slice is designed with digitized communication, allowing up to a 50-meter separation between the transceiver and slice without noise induction to ensure clear, unobstructed application results.
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- Edited by Mark T. Hoske, editor in chief
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