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IO-Link masters for the automotive industry

  • 4-port and 8-port IO-Link masters developed according to AIDA specifications
  • Daisy-chain power with standardised L-coded M12 connection technology, max. 2 x 16 A
  • Connection of actuators up to 2 A

Improved performance thanks to IO-Link

  • Current measurement and configurable current limitation for each port
  • Master and devices configurable via the LR DEVICE software

Robust field bus modules with fail-safe connection
The decentralised IO-Link masters are used as gateways between intelligent IO-Link sensors and the fieldbus. They are the perfect choice, even in the most difficult environments: The materials and production methods are identical to the ifm jumper cables of the tried-and-tested EVC product series. The ecolink technology guarantees reliable, permanently ingress-resistant M12 connections of the connection cables.

IO-Link masters for the automotive industry
The AIDA (automation initiative of German automobile manufacturers) has defined a standard for IO-Link masters in the automotive industry. The L-coded power connection with functional earth is to be used for all future field modules. Moreover, this master complies with the AIDA labelling specifications and the most recent Profinet connection.

Advantages and customer benefits

16 amps on an M12 connector
The IO-Link master is supplied via the standardised L-coded M12 connector. This connection technology with 5 x 2.5 mm2 can be used to supply sensors and actuators with up to 16 A. The energy can be looped through the master (daisy chain).

Connection of 2A actuators requiring high voltage
Optionally, a digital output mode can be set for pin 2 of a B port. This makes it possible to switch large solenoid valves and actuators with up to 2 A.

Energy monitoring
The current for each port can be limited, which can be set in the PLC. Moreover, voltage and current values of each port can be measured. This makes it easy to determine the energy required by an installation and to transfer it to ERP systems for analysis.

Sensor configuration with LR DEVICE
The intuitive software finds all IO-Link masters in the network and creates an overview of the whole plant. Besides, all sensors connected are indicated with the respective parameters. This means that parameter setting of all sensors in the system is possible from one central point.