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As soon as the realization of intelligent concepts in mechanical engineering and plant manufacturing is concerned, there is no way around IO-Link today. We offer field device manufacturer the complete IO-Link range and helps them to quickly and easily enter the world of IO-Link, IO-Link Safety and IO-Link Wireless and integrate these technologies into their system environment. Which protocol stack you ever need, you will find it here.

IO-Link is an intelligent, manufacturer-independent and universal point-to-point communication system (according to IEC 61131-9), that enables transparent cyclic and acyclic data access from the upper level communication systems or PLCs to the actuator/sensor level. It is an open, standardized and cost-eective system, that ensures greater effeciency at all levels.

In detail, such a system consists of an IO-Link Master and one or more IO-Link Devices (e.g. sensors, actuators, valves or IO modules), which are connected via classic, unshielded, three-wire cables. Thanks to IO-Link, it is possible to integrate all sensors and actuators, conventional analog and binary standard sensors as well as smart digital IO-Link sensors. The Devices are able to exchange information about themselves, their status and process data and automatically save parameter data

Our protocol stacks are available for both Master and Device development. In order to make your approach to the IO-Link product development process as easy and effortless as possible, we offer you so-called Development Toolkits (DTKs), which can be run directly and spontaneously with an example application. In addition, we offer interface solutions for the seamless integration of IO-Link Master into the higher fieldbus or industrial Ethernet level.

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