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Pepperl+Fuchs releases RFID IO-Link read/write heads

September 272018
Pepperl+Fuchs releases RFID IO-Link read/write heads

September 27, 2018 – With new RFID read/write heads, Pepperl+Fuchs is expanding its IO-Link portfolio. These devices offer an IO-Link interface (V1.1) in accordance with the international standard IEC 61131-9.  By combining the new RFID read/write heads with the Ethernet IO-Link master, Pepperl+Fuchs offers a flexible identification solution.

RFID IO-Link read/write heads operate in the HF range according to ISO 15693 and offer a read/write range of up to 13 cm.

A standardized IO-Link interface enables connectivity to most common bus systems. The RFID components can be connected to a PLC with integrated IO-Link master or to any IO-Link master on the market. For this purpose, Pepperl+Fuchs' Ethernet IO-Link master offers optimal connectivity and consistent configuration.

The new RFID read/write heads come in three housing sizes. A complete solution of RFID components and Ethernet IO modules streamlines communication between all levels of automation, paving the way for Industry 4.0 and Sensorik4.0 applications. Each read/write head has a number of RFID tags to suit a variety of applications.

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