IO-Link Module helps prevent downtime with enhanced diagnosticsSeptember 12, 2017 REDWIRE is news you can use from leading suppliers. Powered by FRASERS.
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IO-Link communication is quickly expanding within the factory automation market space, and Wainbee offers a solution to allow for simple and efficient connections: Parker’s Moduflex IO-Link Module. This unit features a flexible and compact design that allows it to easily connect to any IO-Link masters, ensuring optimal adaptability to different applications so that users can easily gather diagnostic information on critical equipment.
The Moduflex IO-Link is designed to reduce overall machine cost because it offers a low cost connection to a network, while also providing diagnostic information. The unit communicates diagnostic information through the PLC, and also has local LED status lights to help diagnose a problem. The result: Process data is easily accessible, helping users to reduce or even prevent downtime with enhanced diagnostics.
Utilizing IO-Link can also benefit machine applications where there are frequent changeovers or reconfiguration. The unit is so easy to employ that it helps to reduce changeover and reconfiguration time. In fact, it is faster to install than Discrete Wire Standard IP67 M12 Cable.
The Moduflex IO-Link is certified according to the latest IO-Link standard (V1.1.2), and features industry standard pin-out configurations for easy connection. The Class B module offers one M12 connector for communications and power, enabling easy connection to Class B IO-Link Masters. The Class A module, on the other hand, offers one M12 for connection to Class A IO-Link Master and one M12 for easy connection to auxiliary power for solenoids. Easy connection to SAFE power source for valve control is also a key feature.
IO-Link masters communicate point to point with all connected IO-Link devices and send the combined data to the PLC for easy access to prognostic and diagnostic data. It is ideal for use in the automotive, packaging, industrial and process control sectors.
To learn more, contact Wainbee.