The SIMATIC RF300 system is characterized by a high level of standardization of its
components. This means that the system follows the TIA principle throughout: Totally
Integrated Automation. It provides maximum transparency at all levels with its reduced
interface overhead. This ensures optimum interaction between all system components.
The RF300 system with its flexible components offers many possibilities for system
configuration. This chapter shows you how you can use the RF300 components on the basis
of various example scenarios.
Assembly line example: Use of RF300 tags
In assembly lines, such as in engine manufacturing, many work steps are completed in
succession. Automated or manual assembly work is carried out at the individual workstations
in relatively short periods of time. The special features of the RF300 tags, which stand out for
their large data memory and high transmission speeds, bring about many advantages in
regard to the production unit numbers of such plants.
The possibility of saving large volumes of data means savings in terms of data management
on the HOST system and considerably contributes to data security. (redundant data
management, e.g. HOST database, or controller and data carrier)
Advantages at a glance:
● Redundant data storage on the basis of large memory, availability of decentralized data
● High data rate
● Data management savings on the host system
Characteristics of the scenario
In this example scenario, engine blocks that are placed on metal pallets are conveyed on an
assembly line. The engines are assembled piece-by-piece at the individual workstations. The
SIMATIC RF340T RFID tag is securely affixed on the underside of the pallet. The transport
speed is approx. 0.5 m/s.
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3.3 System configuration