Short-range RFID for harsh environments
Especially high-performing and flexible are the BIS C low-frequency RFID systems with the reliable tool identification in coolant- and lubricant-enriched machining centers. An exact positioning is not always necessary. Many data carriers can also be dynamically read and described "in passing".
LF (70/455 kHz) is the first choice for the tool identification over short ranges. Other areas of use are tool transport with conveyor systems, FTS and pallet transport systems and the assembly technology and organization of supplies.
The BIS V processor is a combination of low frequency, high frequency, and ultra-high frequency RFID with flexible I/O on one controller. The BIS V can accept read heads from the C, M, L, and U series. A unique advantage of using the V is the ability to drop up to 16 points of I/O out of the IO-Link master port located on-board. Also, The V can connect to any major control network.
BIS C processors are also available in multi-port options that allow for the connection of BIS C heads.
The data couplers are generally used where a double mechanical interface is required, for example, with rotary tables, replaceable workpiece holder or gripper arms. In this way, one can simplify system design and increase the system availability because of the rapid exchange of data, such as in tool changing.
BIS C Data carriers accompany the workpieces or tools through the entire process. They may be exposed to extreme conditions such as high temperatures, metal or other environmental influences.
They perform in a refrigerant- and lubricant-rich environment and suitable for use in de-ionized water in an autoclave and in a vacuum.
BIS C handhelds are ideally suited for mobile reading and writing of BIS C data carriers. Commonly used to write the tool data to the tag in areas where a fixed reader is not available, they are also useful in taking inventory and managing mobile quality checks.
The BIS C system is known around the globe as the go-to system for machine tool identification. These rugged IP67 read\write heads were built to withstand the challenges of the machining environment. Available in multiple form factors, the BIS C heads can also be connected into the versatile BIS V system. This opens up even more applications to using RFID around the machine shop as multiple frequencies can be operated from one processor.
BIS C read heads with integrated processor unit combine everything in one housing: Antenna, electronics and interface. For quick and easy data carrier programming, one can use the PC software BIS Cockpit.