IO-Link - advantages of the standard functions

swaping devices

Easy device replacement

  • Precise localization of the sensor within the machine and plant
  • No specially trained personnel, no additional auxiliary aids or instructions necessary for reliable sensor exchange
  • Automatic configuration prevents incorrect settings
  • Replacement precisely documented
  • Reduction in service work costs
  • Minimized downtime periods
  • Guaranteed machine availability
sensor adjustment

Flexible sensor adjustment

  • Automatic configuration prevents incorrect settings
  • Reduction in downtime periods when product changes take place
  • More machine flexibility
  • Increase in the variety of products a machine can handle
Condition Monitoring

Condition monitoring/diagnostics

  • Minimized risk of failure
  • Optimization of maintenance and servicing periods
  • Preparation of the service technician for maintenance by remote diagnosis
  • Maintenance is done by trained personnel
  • Detection and rectification of critical sensor states by service technicians before failure
  • Enhanced maintenance contracts including process monitoring
  • Optimized production times
  • Sensor functions guaranteed

E-parts list/E-inventory

  • Prevention of redundancies and additional expenses
  • Increases transparency in the electronic documentation for the installed sensors
  • Prevents time-consuming troubleshooting resulting from different documentation versions
  • Ensures error-free, straightforward documentation of the state of the machine or plant when delivered

Visualization and configuration of the sensor

  • Comprehensive diagnostics options for the sensor
  • Configuration of the advanced function via the visualization software
  • Verification and optimization of the quality values or operating reserves of a sensor signal
  • Simplified selection of function range and performance of the sensor regarding the application solution
  • Sensor configuration can be carried out easily from a desk
digital transmission

Digital transmission of analog measured values

  • Economic cabling without shielding
  • EMC-robust transmission with high accuracy
  • Analog input cards no longer required
  • Parallel transmission of measured values and digital signals
  • Digital measured value is available in the PLC