August 16, 2022 – AutomationDirect has added RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) Read/Write modules from Contrinex. RFID technology uses radio frequencies to read and write data to/from electronic labels called tags. As opposed to standard barcode readers, RFID technology doesn’t require a line of sight between the tag and the Read/Write module to operate, and tags store a large amount of data that can be edited.
Contrinex RFID R/W units are available in 18mm or 30mm diameters and a 44mm x 44mm cube style with transmission ranges of up to 78mm. These units can communicate to a PLC or other intelligent device using the popular IO-Link protocol.
RFID tags are available in 9mm, 16mm, 20mm, 30mm, and 50mm sizes with user memory from 316 to 2,000 bytes using either EEPROM or FRAM memory. A high-temperature tag model is also available, and all products are IP67 and IP68/69K rated.
The new Contrinex RFID R/W units start at $158.00, tags start at $9.50, and all RFID R/W units and tags come with a one-year warranty.
In business since 1994, AutomationDirect is a distributor offering thousands of industrial automation products for electrical control systems, including PLCs, operator interfaces, AC drives, motors, stepper systems, sensors, motor controls, enclosures and more. Their prices are typically well below the list price of more traditional automation companies because of their business model and focus on efficiency, and the majority of their products are stocked for fast shipping. Plus, get free two-day delivery on orders over $49; some limitations apply. For more information, contact them at 800-633-0405 or visit https://www.automationdirect.com/
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