TURCK introduces BL ident, the world’s first modular RFID system with built-in I/O capability. With BL ident, users may add additional I/O modules to the RFID system: up to 8 channels of RFID, plus additional discrete or analog I/O comprise a single node on the network. Built on the ISO15693 13.56MHz HF standard, BL ident can be integrated into existing platforms, and supports PROFIBUS ®-DP, DeviceNet ™, Modbus-TCP, PROFINET and EtherNet/IP™. Standard non-programmable gateways and CoDeSys programmable gateways are available with either IP 20 or IP 67 protection rating.
BL ident data carriers are available in a variety of different shapes with read/write intervals between 5 to 500 mm. The data carriers use state-of-the-art FRAM storage technology for virtually an unlimited number of write operations. TURCK’s BL ident system is also the fi rst in the industry to introduce high temperature data carriers rated up to 210°C. Available in two space saving form factors, these data carriers require no cool down time for read or write operations. Additionally, TURCK’s BL ident RFID has the ability to read or write data simultaneously at 0.5 ms per byte, making BL ident one of the fastest inductive RFID systems on the market. BL ident is even capable of “on-the-fl y” production speeds of 10 ms at distances up to 500 mm.
Online BL ident confi guration software accompanies the system and enables applications to be simulated online before specifying hardware for purchase. This allows issues, such as the distance between the data carriers and the read/write heads and the maximum speed of the tags past the heads, to be clarifi ed without any complex calculations or hardware.