Compact RFID modules with I/Os

Turck Banner presents new compact Ethernet RFID interfaces based on its block I/O families TBEN-L and TBEN-S. The multiprotocol devices use data from HF or UHF read/write heads for control via Profinet, Ethernet/IP™ or Modbus TCP. The compact TBEN-S-RFID module simplifies implementation through integration without extra programming effort or function block. The Codesys-programmable TBEN-L variant offers control functions and can therefore filter and pre-process RFID data, and even link it directly with control activities. In addition, Turck Banner offers the TBEN-L RFID interface with Linux in a version for system integrators. Another variant available is the TBEN-L-RFID interface with an integrated OPC UA server, which complies with the Auto-ID Companion Specification. Integration with PLC systems can be implemented without special function block. Process data transmission is cyclical. The modules support Turck Banner multiprotocol, and can therefore be operated in any of the three Ethernet systems. The modules, suitable for industry 4.0 environments, have a protection class IP65/IP67/IP69K.