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RFID Made Simple

Thu, 07/29/2010 - 6:01am

The IO-Link-based RFID systems from Balluff (Florence, KY) allows customers to connect their RFID system to their network as easily as connecting discrete I/O. The IO-Link protocol enables users to connect RFID processors to an industrial network via a gateway using standard discrete sensor wiring. Users can simplify network topology and PLC setup by using the IO-Link block, which treats the RFID data like standard I/O points, and reduce costs by running multiple RFID readers using standard 3-conductor sensor cables. According to the company, the product can replace an I/O enclosure, four shielded cordsets, and a 4-port RS232 PLC module with a single IO-Link Expansion Module.

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