May 17, 2023
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 – Principles and Technology
IO-Link involves a point-to-point connection that may be located underneath any given network for communicative integration of the lower field level.
Integration into Automation Concepts
IO-Link sensors are integrated into the overall automation system with an IO-Link master, the device description (IODD) and function blocks.
Advantages of the Standard Functions
The seamless integration of sensors into a automation network enables new standard functions and advantages.
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.