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Entry type: Application example Entry ID: 109483416, Entry date: 05/03/2018
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RFID Basic Examples

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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 Classic 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

S7-1200-
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.
 


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