RFID Using I-O Points
Balluff’s new IO-Link based RFID systems connect your RFID system to your network just as easily as connecting your discrete I/O — without adding any additional cost. The IO-Link protocol allows the user to connect a complex device such as an RFID processor to an industrial network via a gateway using standard discrete sensor wiring, allowing for:
- Simplified network topology and PLC setup by using the IO-Link block, which treats the RFID data like standard I/O points.
- Reduced costs by running multiple RFID readers off one I/O block using standard, 3-conductor sensor cables (typical savings of 12 percent per ID point).