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Entry type: Application example Entry ID: 109483372, Entry date: 06/13/2019

RFID Basic Examples: SIMATIC RF300 via RF180C

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Via the RF180C communication module, SIMATIC RF300 readers are integrated into a control system via PROFINET. The “Ident” / “Ident Profile” S7 blocks are used to control this configuration.

The task is to integrate a SIMATIC RF300 reader into an S7 control system via PROFINET. Using the reader, basic RFID functionalities are to be implemented. 

The RF180C communication module was developed to connect the SIMATIC RFID readers to an S7 control system via PROFINET. The “Ident” S7 program blocks are used to control the readers.
The basic example for this solution is kept very simple. It focuses on describing the basic steps for configuring and programming the automation solution. The following figure shows the structure of the solution:


Documentation and example project for STEP 7 V5.5 are currently in work for an update.

Other SIMATIC Ident Basic Examples
For an overview of other basic examples with different hardware configurations, please use the following link:
RFID Basic Examples

Last changes
Update to TIA Portal V15.1

Get a quick overview of the functionality and configuration of the application example in this video.

Video - Commissoning with "TO_Ident" Technology Object
From STEP 7 V14 SP1 you can easily commisson your RF300, using the "TO_Ident" technology object.

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