The new TBEN-L RFID module available from Turck Australia comes with an
integrated OPC UA server and is designed to simplify the connection of factory automation
with IT systems.
Presented at the Hannover Messe, Turck’s IP67 RFID interface uses a platform-independent
OPC UA communication standard to simplify the integration of RFID systems in
ERP, MES or cloud systems, as well as in controllers. Authentication and
integrated security protocols protect communication between the systems from
unauthorised access and manipulation.
The TBEN-L5-4RFID-8DXP-OPC-UA module is compliant with the companion
specification for Auto-ID devices, enabling users to replace devices between
the Auto-ID systems of different manufacturers. The standard specification for
RFID and barcode readers eliminates the need for the user to do
manufacturer-specific programming and simplifies integration in higher-level
systems, avoiding the need to engage a systems integrator for the purpose.
Key features of the robust OPC UA RFID modules include
high degree of protection (IP65/67/69K); four RFID interfaces for connecting HF
and/or UHF read/write heads; and 8 additional universal channels, which can be
used as inputs or outputs, simplifying the connection of sensors as trigger
signals or actuators as indicator lights for acknowledging processes.