Communication Modules for the Most Varied Interfaces

Quick Commissioning and Optimal Diagnostics


Communication Modules for the Most Varied Interfaces

Whichever RFID system or code reading system you connect to SIMATIC PLCs, PCs or PLCs from other manufacturers: the communication module provides for the necessary adaptation. In doing so, communication modules can be employed both for production and logistics applications. With the function block FC/FB 45, the readers of all RFID systems as well as code reading systems SIMATIC MV420/ MV440 can be handled standardized. This ensures that existing applications are operational immediately and do not have to be rewritten when another reader type is used.


  • Optimal integration into the SIMATIC world (TIA)
    - ASM 456 for PROFIBUS DP-V1
    - RF160C for PROFIBUS DP-V0
    - RF180C for PROFINET
    - RF182C for Ethernet TCP/IP
    - RF170C for distributed I/O ET 200pro
    - RF120C for SIMATIC S7-1200
    - ASM 475 for SIMATIC S7-300 and ET 200M

  • Various connector concepts (e.g. M12, RJ45 or ECOFAST) for the application connection

  • Comprehensive diagnostics functions

  • Firmware update via the SIMATIC Manager

  • Identical and convenient programming within the SIMATIC PLC

  • Easy, central management of all RFID components through the "Identification & Maintenance" functions

  • Connection of the RFID systems to PCs and PLCs from other manufacturers by support of the RFID standard profile

  • TIA Portal Integration - Integration of the communication module for integration of RFID or code reader devices (optional) in the S7 programming in the TIA Portal via supplied standard library elements (IDENT profile)