Balluff metal-mount radio frequency identification

A new Balluff direct metal-mount or "M-M" radio frequency identification system allows the RFID tag to be mounted on any alloy or metal surface without typical interference or loss in range.
By Control Engineering Staff April 20, 2009
Balluff direct metal-mount or “M-M” RFID (radio frequency identification) system

A new Balluff direct metal-mount or “M-M” RFID (radio frequency identification) system is designed to provide tough industrial track-and-trace capability to any manufacturing, assembly or closed-loop logistics process. The Balluff non-contact, ISO 15693 compliant passive data carrier technology allows the RFID tag to be mounted on any alloy or metal surface without typical interference or loss in range.

The tags offer a range of 52 to 65 mm regardless of the alloy content of the metal, including aluminum, which tends to cause the most loss in range for passive RFID, company says. These new tags are contained in a robust, compact housing to allow flexible mounting and sustainability.

Designed to operate in temperatures ranging from -25

Two industrial head options are designed for maximum read/write performance. One is a self-contained processor and read/write head with a built-in RS-232 serial interface. The other is a read/write head the same housing and it can be connected to any of Balluff’s several remote processors. Using a remote processor expands the communication options to include DeviceNet, Profibus, Ethernet/IP and TCP/IP, Modbus-IP, or

Tags can be mounted directly on metal pallets, totes, or even directly on parts without the use of plastic spacers, which minimizes complexity and reduces installation costs while providing consistent and reliable read/write performance.

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Balluff Inc.

www.balluff.com/rfid

– Edited by Mark T. Hoske , editor in chief

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