RFID System suits complex assembly operations.

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Model BIS S provides parts identification using high-speed data transmission. It featuring data carriers that can store 8,000 or 16,000 bytes and heads that can read/write large blocks of information at 2,000 bytes/sec. Ferro Electric Random Access Memory eliminates battery used for memory retention in RAM-based data carriers and permits unlimited read and write cycles. Profibus and DeviceNet processors are available with metal or plastic housings.




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Balluff Introduces High Speed RFID System



FLORENCE, KY (March 2004) - Balluff's BIS S identification system is designed for fast and efficient parts identification using high speed data transmission. Featuring data carriers that can store 8000 or 16000 bytes and heads that can read/write large blocks of information at 2000 bytes/second, the BIS S processes data seven times faster than Balluff's next fastest RFID system.

Applications include highly complex assembly operations, such as found in the automotive industry. Products in this and similar industries incorporate multiple production steps and are often made up of many parts and sub assemblies. For fabrication and assembly operations like these, customers must be able to store large amounts of data pertaining to such processes as machining and assembly. Production of these complex components needs large amounts of data transferred and recorded in the shortest possible time in order to reduce cycle time in production.

BIS S data carriers employ a new technology called Ferro Electric Random Access Memory (F-RAM), which eliminates the battery used for memory retention in RAM-based data carriers and also permits unlimited read and write cycles. The system includes two different sized data carriers, both of which contain 8000 bytes of storage. A 16,000-byte data carrier that uses the same housings will be available soon. Three read/write heads are available as are two different hand-held programmers, as well as Profibus and DeviceNet processors available with either metal or plastic housings.

Balluff Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of Balluff GmbH & Co., Neuhausen, Germany, is a leading manufacturer of a wide range of inductive, optical, capacitive and magnetic sensors as well as linear position transducers and ID systems. 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, electrical, and electronics.

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