3.2 SIMATIC RF300
System overview of SIMATIC RF300
SIMATIC RF300 is an inductive identification system specially designed for use in industrial
production for the control and optimization of material flow.
Thanks to its compact dimensions, RF300 is the obvious choice where installation conditions
are restricted, especially for assembly lines, handling systems and workpiece carrier
systems. RF300 is suitable for both simple and demanding RFID applications and it stands
out for its persuasive price/performance ratio.
In applications without command control, the transponders are read automatically. The type
of data acquisition and transfer is preset in the reader using parameters.
RF300 in conjunction with ISO transponders provides a cost-effective solution for medium-
The high-performance components of RF300 in conjunction with the RF300 transponders
provide advantages in terms of high data transmission speeds and storage capacities.
SIMATIC RF300 - second generation
As of the delivery stage in the first quarter of 2017 an innovative second generation of the
readers RF310R, RF340R und RF350R is available. These readers apart from additional
performance characteristics are 100% compatible with the RF300s of the first generation.
The second generation of the RF380R comes later.
Additional performance features:
● Additional transponder protocol ISO 14443 (air interface) for MDS E transponders
● Automatic detection of different transponder types (RF300, ISO 15693, ISO 14443)
● Emulation of MOBY I write/read devices (SLG 4x) in conjunction with RF300
transponders for simplified migration
● Setup help integrated in the reader
The setup help serves the simple optimization of the reader-transponder positioning
during installation/commissioning. Further installation or software are not necessary. The
setup help becomes active directly after turning the device on.
● Improved 5-color LED display
System Manual, 07/2016, C79000-G8976-C345-0x