RFID reader generation for flexible applications
Siemens’ Simatic RF300 RFID system has added three readers: the RF310R, RF340R and RF350R. The readers feature an additional transponder protocol (air interface) for Moby E transponders (Mifare classic, ISO 14443 A) and automatic recognition of various types of transponder (RF300, ISO 15693, Mifare classic). The compact system is designed for controlling and optimizing the material flow in industrial production, especially in closely packed assembly lines and workpiece holder systems. The reader generation can be integrated into Simatic controllers and it is compatible with the existing RF300 product family: mechanically (dimensions, mounting holes), electrically (power supply and interfaces) and for system integration (application software, function blocks, communication modules). The setup help is designed to find the optimal position for the antenna to achieve reliability, especially in metallic environments. In this way, users can optimize the position of the reader transponder during installation and commissioning without needing additional equipment. Both the RF310R and RF340R readers have an integrated antenna. An external antenna can be connected to the RF350R. Antennas are available in various shapes and sizes to suit the particular application.
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