Part Location Monitoring and Route Diversion

Part Location Monitoring and Route Diversion

Conveyor system with RFID

IO-Link RWMs offer all the benefits of RFID (real-time inventory, track & trace along whole production flow) but with easier integration and shorter development time using freely downloadable function blocks and IODD files. RFID-enabled production can be set up simply by dragging and dropping function blocks (FBs) into a PLC project.

No specialist RFID training is needed. This simplicity reduces overall project cost, ensuring a faster ROI for RFID solution development.

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Oliver Schleicher

Oliver Schleicher
Managing Director
Leinfelden-Echterdingen, Germany



Application Fields

Sales Region

Key Facts

  • An automated conveyor system uses RFID to monitor the location of items and route them to specific destinations.
  • Due to the conveyor speed, data transfer must be fast in order not to slow down overall process speed.
  • An industry-standard IO-Link master ensures reliable out-ofthe- box connectivity and easy system integration.


  • Manufacturing (Industry 4.0)
  • Warehousing and logistics
  • Conveyor systems
  • Automated storage and retrieval
  • Inventory management
  • Asset management
  • Work-in-process tracking
  • Healthcare facilities

Swiss sensor specialist Contrinex is a multinational group with over 600 employees worldwide. The product range includes conventional standard sensors as well as high-performance devices that push detection properties to their physical limits.

  • Performance: high and low-frequency RFID systems to meet the most demanding requirements of industry
  • Networkability: full range of interface devices; direct connection to RS485 bus (HF)
  • Difficult environments: full-metal tags; tags for temperatures up to 250 °C; tags embeddable in metal