Networked Automation Systems & Instant Condition Monitoring Information With IO-Link
Industrial networks are used to communicate input and output data from individual devices over simple media and hardware. Balluff quality will help you complete setup and maintenance tasks and reduce machine downtime with ease. The extra-flat profile of Balluff network technologies reduces potential dangers posed by cables, while rounded corners offer highly visible locations for channel markers.
Networking Product Lines
At the heart of Balluff’s networking line are the I/O network blocks. These blocks have a low initial cost per point and are designed to save money over the lifetime of the system with maximum uptime and easy maintenance. With versatile networking capabilities including EtherNet/IP, DeviceNet, PROFINET, PROFIBUS, EtherCAT, CC-Link, and CC-Link IE Field, Balluff solidifies the interoperability of their network blocks.
Balluff offers 4-port, 8-port, and 16- port IO-Link master blocks with various fieldbus/network interfaces. Each IO-Link port can be configured as a standard two-channel I/O (input or output), or as IO-Link to connect to a wide variety of IO-Link devices. If the IO-Link device connected does not require additional power, then pin 2 of that port can be used for either standard input or output as well.
Balluff’s line of passive connectivity products offers a full complement of options to establish standard sensor and actuator solutions in the automation environment. These components provide a high level of reliability and confidence, enabling accurate and repeatable connection IP ratings during maintenance. The introduction of non-contact connectors has increased the versatility and durability of networking, when it comes to transferring both power and data between moving machine parts you are on the safe side with Balluff non-contact inductive couplers.