IO-Link – a Success Story!
IO-Link continues to grow in number of devices installed and in advances to the technology itself. Read this article about IO-Link Safety, wireless connectivity, and a profile for smart sensors. Then read this issue’s additional IO-Link articles, application stories, and product news.
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IO-Link: Did You Know
Did you know that IO-Link can be integrated into any fieldbus system?
It allows the IO-Link functionality to be connected to nearly any fieldbus. However, for PROFIBUS and PROFINET the data mapping is standardized, whereas for some other fieldbuses, the mapping is manufacturer-specific.
IODDfinder, the IO-Link Data Portal for IODDs
The IO-Link Community has launched a service that offers significant value for members and technology users. It is a central database for all IO Device Descriptions. It is free for both members and users.
IO-Link Simplified Firmware Updating
Today, even the smallest sensors have a powerful microcontroller and several thousand lines of software code. To meet these needs, the IO-Link community has specified a firmware update profile.
IO-Link Wires Core Shooter Machine
When the foundry machinery manufacturer Laempe Mössner Sinto planned the new LHL machine series, it decided to implement the entire automation for this with IO-Link. This produces several benefits: besides costs, the manufacturer also saves the time required for the installation, wiring and electrical planning, while customers benefit from a more dynamic and faster machine.
RFID: Simply (cost-) Efficient with IO-Link
A renowned manufacturer of sophisticated mechatronic products relies on RFID technology integrated into production processes via IO-Link. The manufacturer utilizes this technology in the final assembly of the power electronics units for premium electric cars.
Industrie 4.0 – Intelligent Communication with Inductive Sensors
Through the use of intelligent inductive sensors, a large German machinery manufacturer machines has succeeded in reducing the number of sensor types required for his application by 50%.
Product News – Issue 149
Ten companies present 15 new IO-Link products: Aventis, Balluff, Belden, Comtrol, Festo, GERMBEDDED, Leuze, M&M Software, Schmalz, and Turck.