×
Siemens Industry Online Support
Siemens AG
Entry type: Application example Entry ID: 109483416, Entry date: 06/17/2019
(6)
Rate

RFID Basic Examples

  • Entry
  • Associated product(s)
With the SIMATIC Ident product portfolio, Siemens offers a wide range of hardware and software components to make your automation solutions as simple and efficient as possible. On the topic of RFID, we provide you with minimalist basic examples as a configuring aid for standard configurations to explain the basics of engineering.

Description
Common RFID standard configurations from Siemens involve the use of different SIMATIC S7 controller types, SIMATIC interface modules, SIMATIC RFID readers and RFID transponders. The advantage of these configurations is that they significantly simplify configuring and programming the automation solution.
To control the RFID functions, the “Ident” / “Ident Profile” STEP 7 blocks are explained in greater detail.

The following figure shows the structure of the automation task:



The individual basic examples of these configuring aids cover the following components:

SIMATIC S7 controller types:

  • S7-300/400
  • S7-1200
  • S7-1500

SIMATIC interface modules:

  • RF120C (S7-1200)
  • RF170C (ET 200pro)
  • RF180C (PROFINET)
  • ASM456 (PROFIBUS)

SIMATIC RFID readers:

  • RF200
  • RF300
  • RF600 (RF68xR)

Advantages
In a very concise manner, the basic examples show you how to create your own RFID automation solution using the above components. The examples deal only and explicitly with configuring and programming the SIMATIC modules.

Overview
They explain all allowed combinations of the above components. STEP 7 TIA Portal V13 SP1 and STEP 7 V5.5 are used as an engineering tool.

The following matrix shows the allowed combinations of components for STEP 7 TIA Portal:
 

STEP 7 TIA PortalRF200RF300RF600
RF120C

S7-1200
109483367

S7-1200
109483368
-
RF170C

S7-300 (under "Archive")
S7-1200
S7-1500
109483369

S7-300 (under "Archive")
S7-1200
S7-1500
109483370
-
RF180C
S7-300 (under "Archive")
S7-1200
S7-1500
109483371

S7-300 (under "Archive")
S7-1200
S7-1500
109483372

-
ASM456
S7-300 (under "Archive")
S7-1200
S7-1500
109483364
S7-300 (under "Archive")
S7-1200
S7-1500
109483365

S7-300 (under "Archive")
S7-1200
S7-1500
109483366

RF68xR without ASM--
S7-300 (under "Archive")
S7-1200
S7-1500
109483373

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


Security information
In order to protect technical infrastructures, systems, machines and networks against cyber threats, it is necessary to implement – and continuously maintain – a holistic, state-of-the-art IT security concept. Siemens’ products and solutions constitute one element of such a concept. For more information about cyber security, please visit
https://www.siemens.com/cybersecurity#Ouraspiration.