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RF Sensors Track Parts

BIS S RF-ID systems track parts using high-speed data transmission. Data carriers store 8 or 16 kbytes of data and heads can read/write blocks of data at 2,000 bytes/sec.

Using ferroelectric RAM (F-RAM) eliminates batteries needed for memory storage in traditional RAM-based devices and permits unlimited read/write cycles. Two different-sized data carriers and three read/write heads are available, as are two different handheld programmers. Profibus or DeviceNet processors are optional with either metal or plastic housings.

Balluff Inc.,
8125 Holton Dr., Florence, KY 41042,
(800) 543-8390,

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