Simple RFID Slices for Turck’s IP67 Rated Modular Distributed I/O Systems

TURCK’s BL67 modular distributed I/O system is now equipped with a Simple RFID (RFID-S) slice that’s compatible with the company’s BL ident RFID product line. The RFID-S includes two channels of RFID per slice with the option of four slices per node, resulting in up to eight channels of RFID per node. TURCK’s IP67 rated BL67 system also allows discrete and analog I/O to be added to the same node.

The RFID-S slice is designed with digitized communication allowing up to 50 meters between transceiver and the slice without the induction of noise, and all channels operate in parallel so there is no time delay during communication between the tag and the read/write head.

The BL67 RFID-S slice is designed for use with PROFIBUS ®, DeviceNet™, Modbus, EtherNet/IP™ and CANopen networks. The base module includes M12 connectors that facilitate easy attachment of cables. The BL67 system may be mounted directly on the machine without requiring an enclosure, making it suitable for nearly any application that requires a rugged distributed I/O system.