Flexible indication of machine conditions
On machines, installations or conveyor belts: different signal light colours indicate operating states or technical problems in a clearly visible way. This innovative signal lamp is a powerful alternative to conventional lamps that have more than one lighting segment. The single lighting segment can glow in up to seven different colours. In addition, permanent light or different blinking modes can be set for each colour. The lamp can be controlled using IO-Link, but conventional triggering of three different colours via three digital inputs is also possible. This makes it possible to easily replace conventional signal lamps with this signal lamp. Additionally, versions featuring a buzzer and / or a wear-free freely assignable pushbutton are available.
Three operating modes
The highlight of this signal lamp are the three different operating modes offering maximum versatility. IO-Link offers the highest degree of flexibility for operation and configuration, but using the three digital inputs, the colours can also be selected without using IO-Link. Possible colours are red, green, blue, cyan, magenta, yellow and white.
In this mode, the seven colours, the buzzer and the pushbutton can be controlled and configured. The parameter setting (blinking modes, melody, etc.) can be adjusted via the controller at any time. This provides maximum flexibility.
SIO mode RGB
This mode works without IO-Link. The seven colours can be controlled via three digital inputs (RGB) that can be triggered individually or in combination. The buzzer and the pushbutton can be addressed and queried via a further pin of the 5-pole M12 socket.
SIO mode on / off
In this mode, three colours can each be selected via a separate pin. This makes it possible to easily replace conventional lamps that have more than one lighting segment. The buzzer and the pushbutton can be addressed and queried via a further pin of the 5-pole M12 socket.
Parameter setting via IO-Link
If the lamp is operated in the SIO mode, it is possible to operate the lamp without IO-Link. IO-Link is necessary, for example, to configure the required light signal colours. Using ifm’s PC software, LR DEVICE, it is easy to configure IO-Link devices and to load and store parameter sets. Moreover, measured values can be clearly visualised and device settings can be conveniently tested.
IO-Link functions (selection):