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IO-Link master: Connection of sensors to the PLC and to the IT world

  • Industry 4.0 ready via new IoT core
  • Separation between automation and IT network
  • 4 or 8 IO-Link ports with full V1.1 functionality
  • PROFINET, EtherNet/IP, EtherCat, Modbus TCP, TCP/IP JSON or Powerlink
  • Master and device configurable via the moneo configure software

IO-Link master for the automation and IT world

The decentralised IO-Link master modules serve as a gateway between intelligent IO-Link sensors and the field bus. Besides, important information of the intelligent sensors can simultaneously be sent into the IT world. With a separate IoT Ethernet socket the IT network can be set up completely separated from the automation network. Sensor information is transferred into the IT world via the established TCP/IP JSON interface.

Robust field bus modules for demanding applications

Thanks to their special housing materials and high ingress resistance (IP 67 or IP 69K), they can be used in coolant applications or directly in wet areas in the food industry. The ecolink technology guarantees reliable, permanently ingress-resistant M12 connections of the connection cables.

Advantages and customer benefits

Separation between automation and IT network

Machine uptime is of highest priority. The automation network must by no means be interrupted by external factors. Therefore the unit features a separate IoT Ethernet socket separating IT and automation network. This means that important sensor information can be safely sent to the IT and ERP system.

Sensor configuration with moneo configure

The intuitive software finds all IO-Link masters in the network and creates an overview of the whole plant. In addition, all connected sensors are displayed with the respective parameters. This makes it possible to set the parameters of all sensors in the system from one central point.

Easy sensor connection

The sensors and actuators are connected via standard M12 connection cables without screening. Depending on the device type, up to 4 or 8 IO-Link sensors can be connected and supplied with up to 3.6 A. With the EVC693 or EVF693 accessories, additional auxiliary power for the connection of IO-Link actuators can be supplied. The cable can be up to 20 m long.

IO-Link master DataLine

Connection technology