To meet the dimensional needs of devices on the factory floor, Turck has developed a TBEN-S-RFID interface with an IP67 rating. The multiprotocol devices bring data from RFID read/write heads in the HF and UHF frequency band to the controller, via PROFINET, EtherNet/IP or Modbus TCP.  Due to their ability to connect actuators and sensors to RFID read/write heads simultaneously, the block modules are ideal for retrofitting RFID applications. Additionally, thanks to their protection, cabinets are unnecessary and keep the wiring effort at a minimum. The TBEN-S-RFID module eliminates complex PLC integration with its conventionally mapped RFID data. In addition to two RFID ports, the TBEN-S offers four configurable digital I/O points for external devices. Despite its compact design, with a width of only 32 mm, the TBEN-S-RFID interface offers highly efficient performance. The detection of over 100 UHF tags can be carried out just as quickly as the reading and writing of 8-kilobyte HF tags. The power supply and network connection are implemented via M8 connectors. About Turck Turck is a pioneer in industrial automation technology, providing customers with a comprehensive line of quality and advanced technology products in a fast, flexible and accurate manner. With more than 4,000 people working in 28 countries, Turck has built global partnerships with customers based on engineering expertise, flexibility and a willingness to take on engineering challenges source:automation