HF RFID read/write head for direct use in ATEX Zone 1/21

Mike Edwards   

Products HF RFID read/write head TN-R42/TC-Ex Turck Canada

Turck Canada has announced that with the TN-R42/TC-Ex, it is not only offering the world’s only HF RFID read/write head certified for direct use in ATEX Zone 1/21, but also a reliable and simple alternative for applications where previous implementations were impossible or very difficult.

The read/write head stands out from flameproof identification solutions for Zone 1/21 on account of its extremely compact dimensions and can therefore also be installed in applications where space is restricted.

The Turck TN-R42/TC-Ex is therefore suitable for the contactless identification of correct hose and flange connections, which ensure investment and product quality in the chemical and pharmaceutical industry.

The interface connection of the TN-R42/TC-Ex operates like a standard read/write head for the safe area. It is connected to the company’s BL20 or TBEN RFID interface series and can also be installed in protective housings in Zone 2/22 if required. It can also process other information in addition to hose identification, such as socket, data, time, or the degree of hose contamination.

Turck’s multiprotocol technology enables data transfer to the control system via three Ethernet protocols — Profinet, EtherNet/IP and Modbus TCP.

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