Canadian Packaging

New Balluff Magnetic Mount Simplifies RFID Integration

Magnetic mounts provide easier alignment of read/write heads while maintaining the RFID signal.

May 25, 2018
by Canadian Packaging staff

FLORENCE, KY—Balluff‘s new break-off Magnetic Mount with tag holder allows for easy integration of RFID (radio frequency identification) systems. Using a magnetic connection, they are ideal for presses where frequent tool or size changes are required.

The magnetic mounts not only make it easier to align read/write heads and help in the continuity of the RFID signal, but they also protect the heads from accidental damage.

“Whether it is being utilized in a die ID application to ensure the right die is loaded for the right job or for a work-in-process application where the work piece is dynamic, the magnetic mount is an ideal solution for ensuring the reader and the tag maintain constant communication,” says Balluff RFID product marketing manager Wolfgang Kratzenberg. “In addition, if the operator fails to disengage the reader, the magnetic mount simply breaks away from the work piece causing no harm to the reader.”

  • Replaces conventional insertable connectors;
  • Connects and disconnects RFID readers quickly and reliably;
  • Aligns RFID readers for tag detection;
  • Includes positive stop for protection from damage.

About Balluff Inc.
Balluff Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of Balluff GmbH, Neuhausen, Germany. Balluff is a leading supplier of networked IO-Link control system architectures that unlock the potential of the IIoT and Industry 4.0. Balluff offers a wide range of intelligent IO-Link and industrial Ethernet sensors in a variety of technologies including inductive, photoelectric, capacitive, and magnetic as well as magnetostrictive linear position sensors, magnetic tape linear encoders, industrial RFID systems, and industrial vision systems. Balluff provides cost-saving, process-enhancing solutions to machine builders and manufacturers to control, regulate, automate, assemble, position, and monitor manufacturing, assembly, and packaging sequences. Industries served include: automotive, packaging, food processing, beverages, tire, primary metals, conventional and alternative energy, semiconductor, plastics, and fluid power. For more information, visit

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