Modular RFID System With Built-in I/O
BLident from Turck is a modular RFID system with built-in I/O capability. Users may add additional I/O modules to the RFID system: up to eight channels of RFID, plus additional discrete or analog I/O comprise a single node on the network. Built on the ISO15693 13.56 MHz HF standard, BLident can be integrated into existing platforms and supports PROFIBUS-DP, DeviceNet, Modbus-TCP, PROFINET and EtherNet/IP. Standard non-programmable gateways and CoDeSys programmable gateways are available with either IP 20 or IP 67 protection ratings. BLident data carriers are available in a variety of shapes, with read/write intervals between 5 mm to 500 mm. The data carriers use state-of-the-art FRAM storage technology for a virtually unlimited number of write operations. The system also offers high temperature data carriers rated up to 210°C. These data carriers require no cool down time for read or write operations. Additionally, the RFID is able to read or write data simultaneously at 0.5 ms per byte, and it can reach “on the fly” production speeds of 10 ms at distances up to 500 mm.