This conversion involved the replacement and upgrade of 3 different types of EMS RFID. The three legacy RFID systems included Interbus, Modbus TCPIP and Standard TCP (ABX Fast). This particular conversion was done concurrently with the existing system. Nexus TCPIP was used for the conversion to the Siemens RFID.
DuroByte Inc has developed a RFID system allowing the replacement without modification of the parent PLC or system software. This allows legacy systems to be replaced without recommissioning of extensive programming changes on the parent controller.
The typical installation of the Nexus RFID Interbus solution utilizes the RFID components from Siemens. The picture below illustrates a project which utilized the RFC182C and RF340. This project replaced legacy EMS Cobalt HS hardware with the Nexus interface and Siemens hardware.
Cobalt HS Replacement with Siemens RF182C
Below is an existing installation of the Nexus hardware which replaced the legacy EMS Cobalt HS RFID system.