RFID Controller and IO-Link Master in One Device
Balluff, Inc. Posted 07/13/2012ntelligent combination of RFID and sensors
The BIS-V RFID controller is Balluff's answer to the market's desire for a compact evaluation unit that enables the simultaneous connec-tion of up to four read/write heads. Both HF (13.56 MHz) in accord-ance with ISO 15693 and ISO 14443 and LF (125 kHz) read heads can be connected on the front with plug connectors and are automatically detected. Moreover, the RFID controller is the only device on the market that allows IO-Link capable sensors or actuators to also be directly connected.
The result is considerable hardware and installation savings. The controller fulfills all requirements for an industry-ready version (IP67, metal housing) and is equipped with Profibus interface and with USB as the service interface to the PC. There are many typical application areas for the intelligent combination of RFID controllers and sensors. For identification tasks for material flow control in production systems, the user can profit from the low hardware usage and the low installation costs in areas like conveyor systems in mechanical engineering, assembly lines, electric suspension systems or in the entire intralogistics field.