RFID System suits pallet-based production operations.

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Model BIS-L Pallet RFID System consists of read/write head, data processor, and data carriers. It offers read-write range of 24-100 mm. Data carriers are available in 20, 30, and 50 mm diameters, with each size offered in 40-bit read-only and 192-byte read/write versions. During operation, data carriers' real-time communication parameters are redundantly monitored. Data processor communications options include Interbus, Profibus, and Devicenet.



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Balluff Introduces New Pallet RFID System for Assembly and Production Automation



Designed especially for pallet applications, new RFID system combines long range sensing and inexpensive data carriers to fit wide range of pallet-based production operations.

FLORENCE, KY (September, 2003) - Balluff's new BIS-L Pallet RFID System combines long-range sensing performance and new, inexpensive data carriers to fit the needs of a range of pallet-based production operations. Ideal for palletized assembly, the system has a read-write range of 24-100mm, and is compatible with existing 125 kHz systems.

"We designed this system to be the standard when it comes to tracking pallets through an assembly line," comments Balluff Industry Manager, Tom Rosenberg. "Everything in the BIS-L system is designed to be a low cost/high performance improvement over existing systems out there on the floor today."

The BIS-L system consists of three main components; a read/write head, a data processor, and an innovative, wafer-thin, low-cost data carrier family. Balluff's new 1.6 mm thick data carriers are rugged enough to be permanently installed on pallets. The data carriers are available in 20, 30, and 50mm diameters, with each size available in 40-bit read-only and 192-byte read/write versions. Data processor communications options include Interbus, Profibus and Devicenet.

The system is designed to eliminate false data and increase overall dependability. Every data carrier is pre-screened during manufacture to be within a certain bandwidth for assured data transfer. Moreover, during operation, the data carriers' real-time communication parameters are redundantly monitored to ensure reliable information. Data communications errors at the edge of the sensing envelope are virtually eliminated with a novel sensing pattern designed with a "read/no read" cutoff for maximum system information accuracy.

For more information, contact Henry Menke, Product Line Manager, Balluff Inc., 8125 Holton Drive, Florence, KY 41042. Phone: 800-543-8390. Fax: 859-727-7752. www.balluff.com.

Balluff Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of Balluff GmbH & Co., Neuhausen, Germany, is a leading manufacturer of a wide variety of inductive, optical, capacitive and magnetic sensors as well as linear position transducers and ID systems. Balluff products are used to control, regulate, automate, position and monitor manufacturing and packaging sequences for a number of industries, including metalworking, automotive, plastics, aerospace, chemicals and pharmaceuticals, electrical and electronics.

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