Long Range Industrial RFID


In today’s manufacturing environments, knowing where both parts and assets are can be key to maintaining continuous operation and preventing production delays. Assets like containers, totes and skids are as critical to maintain a smoothly running manufacturing process as the parts themselves. Knowing where these assets are in the supply chain provides significant visibility into where the process is now and where problems may arise. Being able to track assets and the parts they contain can help prevent shortages at manufacturing lines and create real-time visibility into the state of the process, providing a means for greater efficiency and process improvement that can translate into real cost savings.

Balluff’s BIS U series UHF or Ultra High Frequency RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) provides one of the most reliable and flexible tools to get visibility into your supply chain and manufacturing process. Because BIS U technology is passive, no expensive battery based tags are required to achieve long detection ranges. With the BIS U, non-contact read/write ranges as high as 6 meters can be achieved. BIS U RFID can not only be used with low cost paper tags, but also industrially hardened long life metal mount container tags and even high temperature tags.

Benefits of Balluff UHF System:
•    Enables real-time visibility for logistics and manufacturing
•    Unlike bar codes, UHF does not require “line-of-sight”
•    No batteries needed for long range transmission and lower cost
•    Operating range up to 6 m
•    RS232 Serial or Ethernet TCP/IP interface option
•    Can detect and process multiple RFID tags at once
•    Asset tracking
•    Logistics tracking
•    Closed loop and supply chain logistics
•    Production tracking
Balluff can combine the use our new UHF system with our other passive RFID technologies, including high frequency ISO15693 systems to provide greater flexibility with the highest reliability. Balluff can also provide the necessary services for site surveys, hardware and even software integration to create a fully integrated, cost effective and reliable manufacturing and logistics solution.


  • range up to 6 m
  • UHF does not require “line-of-sight"
  • detect and process multiple RFID tags at once
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