Siemens is expanding its RFID product range, Simatic RF600, with new transponders that have considerably greater memory capacities and a compact mobile read/write device. With a capacity of 4 KB, the new UHF RFID data carriers, RF622T and RF622L, enable large volumes of data to be stored on tagged objects as well as facilitating rapid access to them.
They are therefore ideally suited to use in distributed configurations for example in the fields of production control, asset management and intra-logistics. Siemens is also launching the new mobile handheld reader, Simatic RF650M. This enables reliable identification of a large number of transponders at a range of up to three meters. The device is specially designed for logistics and service applications.
The FRAM memory technology (ferroelectric random access memory) of the Simatic RF622T and RF622L transponders enables high-speed writing as well as an unlimited number of write cycles. Simatic RF622L is a cost-efficient smart label which is ideally suited to the permanent identification of products. It can be individually printed from a roll, for example with plain text or additional optical codes.
In contrast, the robust and hardened RF622T transponder has been designed for fixing to pallets or containers. It can be attached to metal surfaces with the optional spacer. The dimensions of the RF622T transponder are 120 x 30 x 6,5 mm, and those of the RF622L smart label are 90 x 18 x 0,5 mm. With a range of up to three meters, both offer long reading distances.
The handheld reader, Simatic RF650M, features a color touch display with a resolution of 240 x 320 pixels, a rugged keypad and a large trigger button. These ensure reliable and user-friendly operation. To save space, users can fold down the RFID antenna. The device dimensions of only 147 x 60 x 39 mm mean it can easily be carried in a pocket and its low weight of only 235 g, including the rechargeable battery, allows fatigue-free use over long periods.
The battery has a life of up to nine hours, ensuring that the device is supplied with power for at least the length of one shift. Users can also create their own applications for the device based on the Microsoft Windows Embedded operating system. For servicing work, the supplied RFID software can also be used for reading and writing from and to transponders. This means that transponders are easy to read or reprogram for test purposes, during maintenance work for example.
The Simatic RF600 range is particularly suited to identification applications in production and logistics in which cost-effective data carriers with a long range are required. Siemens also presented a new reader generation as an expansion to the Simatic RF600 family in October 2014.
For further information on RFID systems, please see www.siemens.com/rfid
Siemens AG (Berlin and Munich) is a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality for more than 165 years. The company is active in more than 200 countries, focusing on the areas of electrification, automation and digitalization. One of the world's largest producers of energy-efficient, resource-saving technologies, Siemens is No. 1 in offshore wind turbine construction, a leading supplier of combined cycle turbines for power generation, a major provider of power transmission solutions and a pioneer in infrastructure solutions as well as automation, drive and software solutions for industry. The company is also a leading provider of medical imaging equipment – such as computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging systems – and a leader in laboratory diagnostics as well as clinical IT. In fiscal 2014, which ended on September 30, 2014, Siemens generated revenue from continuing operations of €71.9 billion and net income of €5.5 billion. At the end of September 2014, the company had around 357,000 employees worldwide.
Further information is available on the Internet at www.siemens.com
Reference Number: PR2015030125PDEN
Mr. David Petry
Process Industries and Drives Division
Tel: +49 (9131) 7-26616
David Petry | Siemens Process Industries and Drives
The TU Ilmenau develops tomorrow’s chip technology today
27.04.2017 | Technische Universität Ilmenau
Five developments for improved data exploitation
19.04.2017 | Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz GmbH, DFKI
More and more automobile companies are focusing on body parts made of carbon fiber reinforced plastics (CFRP). However, manufacturing and repair costs must be further reduced in order to make CFRP more economical in use. Together with the Volkswagen AG and five other partners in the project HolQueSt 3D, the Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V. (LZH) has developed laser processes for the automatic trimming, drilling and repair of three-dimensional components.
Automated manufacturing processes are the basis for ultimately establishing the series production of CFRP components. In the project HolQueSt 3D, the LZH has...
Reflecting the structure of composites found in nature and the ancient world, researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have synthesized thin carbon nanotube (CNT) textiles that exhibit both high electrical conductivity and a level of toughness that is about fifty times higher than copper films, currently used in electronics.
"The structural robustness of thin metal films has significant importance for the reliable operation of smart skin and flexible electronics including...
The nearby, giant radio galaxy M87 hosts a supermassive black hole (BH) and is well-known for its bright jet dominating the spectrum over ten orders of magnitude in frequency. Due to its proximity, jet prominence, and the large black hole mass, M87 is the best laboratory for investigating the formation, acceleration, and collimation of relativistic jets. A research team led by Silke Britzen from the Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy in Bonn, Germany, has found strong indication for turbulent processes connecting the accretion disk and the jet of that galaxy providing insights into the longstanding problem of the origin of astrophysical jets.
Supermassive black holes form some of the most enigmatic phenomena in astrophysics. Their enormous energy output is supposed to be generated by the...
The probability to find a certain number of photons inside a laser pulse usually corresponds to a classical distribution of independent events, the so-called...
Microprocessors based on atomically thin materials hold the promise of the evolution of traditional processors as well as new applications in the field of flexible electronics. Now, a TU Wien research team led by Thomas Müller has made a breakthrough in this field as part of an ongoing research project.
Two-dimensional materials, or 2D materials for short, are extremely versatile, although – or often more precisely because – they are made up of just one or a...
28.04.2017 | Event News
20.04.2017 | Event News
18.04.2017 | Event News
28.04.2017 | Medical Engineering
28.04.2017 | Earth Sciences
28.04.2017 | Life Sciences