Ethernet IO Module with Integrated IO-Link Master—Versatile and Future-Proof
Up to eight IO-Link devices can be connected to the IO-Link master.
If sensors are to manage the tasks of the future, they need to do more than simply deliver process data to the machine control. Sensors must be able to communicate with all different kinds of receivers and send and receive data to and from higher-level information systems. Ethernet IO modules with integrated IO-Link master facilitate reliable, efficient communication between management and sensor/actuator levels as they assume a gateway function between Ethernet and IO‑Link. Up to eight IO‑Link devices may be directly connected—four channels are available for sensors, four channels for actuators. The ICE1 series IO-Link master enables integrated diagnostics and parameterization from the control level right down to the sensor level. Commissioning times are also significantly reduced, primarily in large-series production plants.
This means that Ethernet IO modules with integrated IO-Link master can be ideally incorporated into the requirements profile of innovative machine and plant manufacturers—forming a crucial component of Sensorik4.0®.