RFID – Identify and Locate

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:

  1. S7-300/400
  2. S7-1200
  3. S7-1500

SIMATIC interface modules:

  1. RF120C (S7-1200)
  2. RF170C (ET 200pro)
  3. RF180C (PROFINET)
  4. RF18xC (PROFINET)
  5. ASM456 (PROFIBUS)

SIMATIC RFID readers:

  1. RF200
  2. RF300
  3. RF600 (RF610R / RF615R / RF680R / RF685R)

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 Portal RF200 RF300 RF600
RF120C

S7-1200
109483367

S7-1200
109483368
RF170C

S7-300
S7-1200
S7-1500
109483369

S7-300
S7-1200
S7-1500
109483370
RF180C
S7-300
S7-1200
S7-1500
109483371

S7-300
S7-1200
S7-1500
109483372

RF185C / RF186C(CI) / RF188C(CI)  – S7-1200
S7-1500
109769357 
 –
ASM456
S7-300
S7-1200
S7-1500
109483364
S7-300
S7-1200
S7-1500
109483365

S7-300
S7-1200
S7-1500
109483366

RF600 without ASM
S7-300
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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