FieldEcho® allows for parameterization and monitoring of all IO-Link devices in a plant throughout the whole life cycle – regardless of the PLC, fieldbus, or IO-Link master used. FieldEcho® communicates with a PLC through OPC UA. Using the SICK generic function block, FieldEcho® provides access to the IO-Link device process and service data.
FieldEcho® consists of a server that is responsible for the communication. It can read and write IO-Link device data as well as provide them for the FieldEcho front end. Due to its REST API, these data are also accessible for any third-party application. Its front end interprets IODDs and provides a graphical user interface for the whole system as well as for any single IO-Link device.
At a glance
Suitable for parameterizing and monitoring all IO-Link devices in a plant
Platform-independent access to IO-Link device data
OPC UA client or TCP/IP connection for communication with PLCs
Automated detection of IO-Link devices
Interface to IODDfinder
Server and client can be distributed in the network