Product News: Automatic ID

Flexible RFID System is engineered to serve diverse applications.

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Press Release Summary:

September 17, 2012 - To deliver performance needed to solve industrial track and trace applications, BIS V combines 4 asynchronous 125 KHz and 13.56 MHz read/write antenna channels with local analog, valve manifold, or I/O access/control. Integrated IO-Link master port is provided for connecting discrete or analog I/O or valve manifolds, while LCD with control buttons aids setup and display of network address and data carrier/tag UID. IP65 metal housing offers mounting options for hard-point or DIN rail.

Balluff, Inc.

8125 Holton Dr., Florence, KY, 41042-0937, USA

Original Press Release

Balluff Announces a New Generation of Flexible RFID

Press release date: September 6, 2012

Combine low and high frequency read/write heads with I/O in one device

The Balluff BIS V Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) system is founded on a new generation of RFID processors that maximize your flexibility by providing a single device for both low frequency 125 KHz and high frequency 13.56 MHz read/write heads with an IO-Link master port. Combining up to four head capability on both frequencies with local analog, valve manifold or I/O access/control, provides a solution you can apply to many types of RFID applications. This can save time and cost using a single processor platform across your application installation base. The BIS V system also allows you to draw on a single processor family with a wide array of read/write head and RFID tag options for both manufacturing and logistics solutions.

The BIS V RFID system offers a higher level of performance than other systems to solve today’s industrial track and trace applications. Designed to maximize performance while improving usability out on the line, the BIS V processor provides a functional display and LED’s making status and setup easier. And a USB service interface makes connection for setup to today’s PC’s simple. The BIS V offers these additional functions:

• Four asynchronous 125 KHz and 13.56 MHz read/write antenna channels
• LCD display with control buttons for setting and displaying the network address and data carrier/tags UID
• An integrated IO-Link master port for connecting discrete or analog I/O, or valve manifolds
• Industrial IP 65 rated metal housing for almost any application environment
• Intelligent power plug option for saving parameters on the device
• Flexible mounting options for hard-point or DIN rail

Typical applications include combining multiple read/write heads with local I/O in tracking and traceability of material or parts in assembly line work in progress (WIP) applications, and inter-logistics in automotive, industrial equipment, electronics, medical and packaging. The BIS V series of processors can provide a single industrial RFID solution across multiple frequencies, standards and network buses, and when combined with onboard I/O capability, promises to be the last processor family you may ever need.

See the new Balluff BIS V system at IMTS Sept. 10-15. Visit us at booth E-5741

About Balluff:
Balluff Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of Balluff GmbH, Neuhausen, Germany, is a leading manufacturer of a wide range of inductive, photoelectric, vision, capacitive and magnetic sensors as well as linear position transducers, RFID systems, and networking products.  Balluff products for OEM and factory floor solutions are used to control, regulate, automate, assemble, position, and monitor manufacturing, assembly, and packaging sequences for industries including: metalworking, automotive, plastics, material handling, wood processing, aerospace, alternative energy, medical, electrical, and electronics.

Reader service inquiries:  Kelly Panko, Balluff Inc, 8125 Holton Drive, Florence, KY, Phone 1-800-543-8390, or www.balluff.com

In Canada only, contact Norman J. Clarke, President, Balluff Canada, 2840 Argentia Road, Unit # 2, Mississauga, ON  L5N 8G4, Phone 1-800-927-9654 or Tel: 905-816-1494, 905-816-1411, E-mail: balluff.canada@balluff.ca

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