Issue 149

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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.

Help Wanted
PI North America is looking for an automation engineer with excellent oral and written communications skills. At PI North America we write white papers, make videos, teach free PROFINET one-day training classes, blog, tweet, Facebook, LinkedIn, edit PROFINEWS, and more. Help wanted!

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.

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