High-frequency RFID

Our Bulletin 56RF High-frequency Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) System is IO-Link enabled and ideal for tracking and documenting products as they move through the manufacturing process in light-duty industrial applications. The RFID system tags, transceivers, and interfaces are designed to the ISO 15693 open standard for high frequency. IO-Link makes this a smart Track and Trace solution which easily integrates into The Connected Enterprise, delivering data from the plant floor directly into a control system to help minimize downtime and increase productivity.


Bulletin 56RF High-frequency RFID
  • Overview
  • Product Selection
  • Specifications
  • Software
  • Documentation
  • Resources
  • Applications


  • Offers 1- and 2-channel EtherNet/IP™ interface
  • Includes embedded switch, with Device Level Ring (DLR)
  • Provides 13.56 MHz high frequency (ISO 15693 / ISO 18000-3 M1)
  • Offers reusable tag styles with sensing distances of up to 7.3 in. (185 mm) and read/write speeds up to 625 B/s
  • Offers Tag memory options: 64 B, 128 B, 256 B, and 2 KB
  • Provides AOP and AOI options

Additional Information

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  • CE Marked for all applicable directives
  • C-Tick
  • cULus Listed

Product Certifications

Certifications apply when product is marked. See our Product Certification site for Declarations of Conformity, certificates and other certification details.

RFID Simulator is a Windows-based software program intended to assist in the setup of an RFID application. The simulator allows the selection of nearly all combinations of transceivers and tags offered by Rockwell Automation. By varying the tag-to-transceiver distance and line speed, a user is able to quickly determine the most optimal setup for their application.

Note: The simulator is a tool intended to assist in the setup of an RFID application. The values displayed within are theoretical estimates, and variations within an individual system may effect realized values.

To install the RFID Simulator:

  1. Download all content within the RFID Simulator Software folder.
  2. Install the simulator by referring to the RFID Simulator Installation Instructions.
  3. Refer to the RFID Simulator Manual for a quick walkthrough and general overview of the simulator.

Configuration & Selection Tools

  • CrossWorks — Convert competitive catalog numbers to similar Allen-Bradley® products.
  • ProposalWorks — Build complete quotes and proposals.
  • Sensor Selection Tool -— Select your sensor by industry and application.

Other Resources

  • Knowledgebase — Visit our online resource for technical information, support chat and forums, software updates, and product safety advisories/notices.


Typical applications for the Bulletin 56RF High-frequency RFID System include:

  • Asset tracking
  • Automotive
  • Data acquisition
  • Food and pharmaceutical
  • Product handling
  • Security and entrance
  • Tool management

See how our RFID systems are used in the following applications: