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The fastest and most flexible RFID ever

RFID evaluation system DTE now with EtherCAT

  • RFID DTE103 with web server for device setup, diagnosis and monitoring
  • Robust RFID antennas in different designs
  • Increased range through optional antenna adapters
  • Connection of RFID antennas, sensors or actuators
  • Simple connection of the antennas via standard cables up to 20 m

Always know what's going on
ifm RFID systems are optimised for quality assurance and production control, e.g. for identifying tools or monitoring production steps.
What used to be written in the documents accompany-ing the goods is now stored on electronic transponders. Advantage: the information cannot get lost and is available at any time and anywhere.

New: DTE103 evaluation unit with EtherCAT
EtherCAT is the fastest Ethernet technology with exceptional performance. The free network topology flexibly adapts to the plant structure. Switches and hubs are not required. This saves costs.
The devices can be exchanged during operation. 
This ensures a high plant uptime. The automatic address allocation simplifies set-up and device replacement. Specialist IT knowledge is not required.

Advantages of ifm's RFID solutions:
Easy integration
Data access to the transponders is fast and simple, via the provided function blocks as well as directly via the process image of the controller.

Integrated web server
All evaluation units have an integrated web server. Users can log in via an HTTP address to fully access the device.

Antennas, digital I/O and sensors
Each evaluation unit offers four sockets to connect up to four RFID antennas. Unused RFID antenna inputs can also be configured for use as digital inputs or outputs. Two digital sensors can be connected to each socket set as an input; and an actuator to each output.

Versions with different interfaces
New: DTE103 with EtherCAT
This version offers a high performance and free network topology.

DTE104 with TCP/IP and SAP/ERP connectivity
This new RFID evaluation unit is ideal for direct connection to PCs, industrial PCs or PLCs that have no standardised fieldbus interface. Users can access all connected antennas, sensors and actuators via TCP/IP protocol.
The integrated LINERECORDER AGENT simplifies the integration into SAP/ERP systems. This system solution facilitates the extension of the production process by additional functions.

DTE100 with Profibus DP
RFID evaluation unit with integrated Profibus DP interface.

DTE101 with Profinet
This evaluation unit is in particular intended for customers with a Siemens controller.

DTE102 with EtherNet/IP
This version is optimised for controllers from Schneider Electric or Rockwell Automation.