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FieldEcho®

Software tool for IO-Link data accessibility and transparency

Your Benefits

  • Parameterizes and monitors all IO-Link devices in the plant using a modern, web-based graphical user interface
  • Available throughout the entire life cycle – during commissioning and runtime, up to device replacement and maintenance
  • To a fully parameterized system with only a few clicks
  • Automated detection of connected IO-Link devices
  • No long search for suitable IODDs required – IODDs are automatically downloaded
  • Only one single FB call in the PLC program required
  • Simply use the OPC UA server of the PLC or the TCP/IP to connect to FieldEcho
  • Access to IO-Link device data from the system visualization or from any Internet browser

Overview

Software tool for IO-Link data accessibility and transparency

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
  • Can be used in browsers or integrated in HMIs

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