Data transparency in intralogistics and small assembly lines

SIMATIC RF200: the compact RFID system in the HF range


SIMATIC RF200 is the compact RFID system in the SIMATIC RF product family. The product series consists of cost-efficient HF readers which are particularly suitable for applications in intralogistics and small assembly lines. The SIMATIC RF200 RFID readers support exclusively the RFID standard ISO 15693 and are therefore intended for use with the comprehensive range of transponders. As part of our complete portfolio of identification systems, SIMATIC RF200 offers a compact entry-level system for applications in the lower to medium performance range.

Standardized identification tasks (e.g. reading an ID number or reading/writing user-defined data) can be assumed by the RF210R, RF220R, RF240R, RF250R and RF260R readers, which are available in an interface version for IO-Link. The SIMATIC RF200 product family has been expanded with IO-Link interface to include readers meeting IO-Link standard V1.1. Their write/read speed is more than ten times faster than the series based on IO-Link standard V1.0.

RFID system


Read/write distance

up to 650 mm


13.56 MHz


ISO 15693

Interface variants

IO Link


Typical areas of application

  • Assembly and handling systems, assembly lines (identification of workpiece carriers), particularly small assembly lines

  • Production logistics (material flow control, identification of containers and other vessels), intralogistics

  • Parts identification (transponder is attached to product/pallet)

  • Conveyor technology (e.g. electric monorail systems)

  • Tool identification

You can find various more detailled application examples in our new brochure "Data transparency in intralogistics and small assembly lines – SIMATIC RF200: the compact RFID system in the HF range".


  • Flexible and economic solutions thanks to a complete and scalable portfolio
    - Price-optimized, compact components
    - Readers and transponders for a wide variety of requirements

  • Integration in Totally Integrated Automation (TIA) provides greater efficiency for engineering, commissioning, diagnostics and maintenance
    - Communication modules for uniform PROFIBUS or PROFINET connections to the automation system
    - Simple S7 software integration via ready-to-use function blocks
    - Integrated diagnostic functionality
    - Easy implementation via IO-Link with no need for programming

  • High degree of investment protection
    - Open ISO 15693 standard
    - Software compatibility between Siemens RFID systems
    - Standardized communications interfaces

  • Openness assured by a range of connection options using communication modules, RS232 or IO-Link

  • Extended product portfolio for quick and effective tool identification