Turck Introduces New Rugged, Compact RFID Inter- face Ideal for Retroffitting RFID Applications

To meet the ever-shrinking dimensional needs of devices on the factory floor,
Turck has developed a compact TBEN-S-RFID interface with an IP67 rating.

The multiprotocol devices bring data from RFID read/write heads in the HF
and UHF frequency band to the controller, via PROFINET, EtherNet/IP or Mod-
bus TCP. Due to their ability to connect actuators and sensors to RFID read/
write heads simultaneously, the block modules are ideal for retroffitting RFID
applications. Additionally, thanks to their high degree of protection, cabinets
are unnecessary and keep the wiring effort at a minimum, saving users time
and money.

“The new TBEN-S-RFID interface offers our customers the perfect combination
of our long-standing RFID interfaces,” said Don Eichman, Product Manager.
“The advanced features of our RFID-A module and the simplistic integration
of our RFID-S module are now wrapped up in one rugged and versatile little

The ultra-compact TBEN-S-RFID module eliminates complex PLC integration
with its conventionally mapped RFID data. In addition to two RFID ports, the
TBEN-S offers four configurable digital I/O points for external devices. Despite
its compact design, with a width of only 32 mm, the TBEN-S-RFID interface
offers highly efficient performance. The detection of over 100 UHF tags can be
carried out just as quickly and easily as the reading and writing of 8-kilobyte
HF tags. The power supply and network connection are implemented via M8

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