IO-Link is one most exciting time savings tools to arrive since Field Bus and something you and your team will want to know about.
What is IO-Link? IO-Link gives you the ability to have detailed knowledge of how your sensors and actuators are performing, as well as exactly what they’re doing at any given moment, and all without having to manually check them. It is not a fieldbus but rather a gateway to your sensors.
Imagine not having to adjust sensors by reaching in to manually set. Picture a sensor damaged and its replacement automatically adjusted just by plugging it in. Envision getting more information out of your sensors. How great would it be if each part you make had custom settings for all of the sensors?
Many products and sensors you are already purchasing from companies like Festo and Sick include IO-Link. At Allied, we partnered with Comtrol to provide you the IO-Link to EtherNet/IP™ Master as a gateway between Ethernet IP and the IO-Link.
To learn more details, check out this comprehensive IO-Link guide. And to find out how IO-Link can fit into your existing setup – or if there’s a better system for your unique situation – contact one of Allied Automation’s experts. We’re always glad to help.