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Siemens extends RFID portfolio with compact reader for space-saving uses

The picture shows the new Simatic RF615R UHF reader with a compact design

Due to the proven "UHF for Industry" algorithms, users benefit from extremely high reliability even in environments with poor radio signals. With its circularly polarized antenna, the reader offers high flexibility in the placement of RFID transponders to be captured. With both a digital input and a digital output, the Simatic RF615R offers a simple trigger option for distributed read points as well as local response to reading events. Access to configuration, commissioning and diagnostic tools takes place in the customary way via a web browser. This benefits users in terms of fast commissioning and diagnostics and improves project efficiency. Other functions which improve plant availability include in-process diagnosis and the diagnostic history in the logbook. The new reader is most ideally suited for use in mechanical and plant engineering as well as in conveyor technology. Due to its high protection rating of IP67, Simatic RF615R can also be used in harsh industrial environments.

More information on the Simatic Reader RF615R is available at
Siemens AG (Berlin and Munich) is a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality for more than 170 years. The company is active around the globe, focusing on the areas of electrification, automation and digitalization. One of the largest producers of energy-efficient, resource-saving technologies, Siemens is a leading supplier of efficient power generation and power transmission solutions and a pioneer in infrastructure solutions as well as automation, drive and software solutions for industry. With its publicly listed subsidiary Siemens Healthineers AG, the company is also a leading provider of medical imaging equipment – such as computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging systems – and a leader in laboratory diagnostics as well as clinical IT. In fiscal 2018, which ended on September 30, 2018, Siemens generated revenue of €83.0 billion and net income of €6.1 billion. At the end of September 2018, the company had around 379,000 employees worldwide. Further information is available on the Internet at
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