Connecting SIMATIC identification systems to the I/O system

SIMATIC RF170C for ET 200pro

The SIMATIC RF170C is a communication module for connecting the SIMATIC identification systems to the ET 200pro I/O system.
The readers (SLGs) of all RFID systems as well as the MV400 optical reader devices and MV300 optical handheld readers can be operated on the RF170C. In addition, the RF170C provides a universal RS232/ RS422 interface for connecting devices using the Freeport protocol.

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  • Two parallel reader channels ensure real-time mode at dynamic read points.

  • Through selection of the corresponding head module, a connection of the RFID systems via PROFIBUS or PROFINET is possible

  • Reader connection using an 8-pin M12 connector for quick mounting of all components.

  • The optical handheld readers are connected via a coiled cord and the working range is almost unrestricted.

  • Devices that are connected using the Freeport protocol can be supplied with 5 V or 24 V voltage from the communication module

  • Powerful hardware guarantees rapid data exchange with the reader (SLG) so that data is made available to the application even faster.

  • Very easy downloading of firmware via the SIMATIC Manager for function expansions and error rectification ensure high availability of the identification system.

  • Adjustable and parameterizable identification-system-specific diagnostics facilitate easy commissioning and troubleshooting.

  • A wide selection of pre-assembled connecting cables can be ordered for ET 200pro and RF170C. This saves time and money during installation and assures better quality.