The SIG350 Sensor Integration Gateway is an IO-Link master that bundles and controls sensor communication via 8 IO-Link ports. The SIG350 allows for seamless integration and loss-free data transmission from the sensor to the cloud – and with reduced cabling work. The ports can be loaded with a maximum of 4 A in order to be able to integrate actuators with higher power requirements. The PROFINET, EtherNet/IP and EtherCAT industrial protocols are available for network communication. Thanks to IO-Link even during operation, an integrated web server allows for intuitive configuration of the IO-Link master as well as the connected sensors. Data exchange with cloud solutions is possible via the REST API, MQTT and OPC UA IIoT interfaces.
At a glance
8 IO-Link ports (M12; 5-pin; A-coded; Class A/B)
Current carrying capacity of up to 16 A at max. 4 A per port for US and UA
Rugged IP67 housing
Operating temperature –30 °C ... +70 °C
PROFINET, EtherNet/IP and EtherCAT available
REST API, MQTT and OPC UA IIoT protocols can be used
Rotary encoding switch for IP addressing
Innovative IO-Link ports for maximum efficiency and flexibility
The SIG350 Sensor Integration Gateway makes it easy to reduce installation effort, space and costs: The innovative IO-Link ports offer maximum flexibility in application, as they can be freely configured as Class A or Class B. One IO-Link device or one digital standard sensor can be connected to each of the 8 ports. When using the Class A configuration, an additional digital sensor can be connected to pin 2. When combined with upstream IO-Link hubs such as the SIG100, the number of digital signals that can be processed with just one master can be significantly increased. The Class B configuration can also be used to connect energy-intensive IO-Link devices with current requirements of up to 4 A. This makes it possible to control complex systems consisting of sensors and actuators. The advantage: There is no need to define the port type in advance. This increases flexibility and reduces inventory costs, as you do not have to stock different IO-Link masters.
More design freedom: Assigning pin 2 means that either an additional I/O can be provided at the port or a device with increased power requirements can be connected. This means that the SIG350 can be adapted to the application and its requirements with maximum flexibility.
Future-proof communication from the sensor to the cloud
The market share of Industrial Ethernet networks has doubled in the last five years, and the trend is growing. That is why the SIG350 is available with the three leading Industrial Ethernet protocols PROFINET, EtherNet/IP or EtherCAT. The protocols network industrial systems reliably and efficiently and ensure future-proof data exchange in real time. Combined with the available IIoT interfaces, the SIG350 is suitable for a wide range of automation tasks in the fully automated industrial environment of tomorrow. All in the spirit of Industry 4.0.
Simple and seamless integration, both today and tomorrow: With the SIG350, feeding sensor data into modern industrial networks is simple. The data can also be transmitted to cloud applications at the same time. Thanks to Dual Talk, the right data can always be made available exactly where it is needed.