IO-Link - Industry 4.0 for everyone
IO-Link offers new options for communication between the system control and field level: Sensors and actuators become active process participants in an end-to-end automation network. As senders, they independently report errors and statuses to the control. As receivers, on the other hand, they receive signals – and process them. The result: cost and process optimization throughout the entire supply chain – across all industries.
IO-Link involves a point-to-point connection that may be located underneath any given network for communicative integration of the lower field level.
Principles of IO technology
IO-Link is integrated as a fixed feature in Smart Sensors. Other features create the foundation for a forward-thinking automation system in the context of Industry 4.0.
Interested in Smart Sensor technology?
IO-Link Master Starter Kit
The easy way to start into the world of IO-Link
IO-Link master technology that enables seamless integration and data transparency from the sensor to the PLC systems.
Function Block Factory
Software-based service for generating PLC function blocks
Manufacturer-independent software tool for IO-Link data accessibility and transparency
Demonstration Factory Aachen (DFA) - Experience and understand I4.0 applications
The Demonstration Factory in Aachen connects practical research and innovative industry concepts and annually gives visitors insight into the production facilities of tomorrow.
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