Balluff has released the BIS VU-320 read/write head, a compact UHF read/write head with IP67 protection. It features an auto-setup function and offers function and status LED displays that are easily visible from any direction. With a typical read range of one metre, the rugged UHF system is suitable for monitoring production processes, material flow control and assembly systems. With multi-tag capability that allows up to 50 data carriers to be read simultaneously, the product is also a desirable traceability solution.
One of the product’s most notable features is its integrated Power Scan function. This enables automatic matching to the UHF data carrier used and ensures optimal configuration without requiring manual setting of parameters regardless of the application. This can even be done directly on the device with the press of a button. Furthermore, the read/write head automatically adjusts itself to the local conditions and has a short start-up time. By using the standard connection cable for the company’s BIS-V range, cable lengths of up to 50m to the read/write head can be realised.