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The 3D models below compare ifm’s offering for IO-Link masters. Answers to the following questions can lead you in the right direction.

  1. Will you collect sensor data for use by higher level software? Choose the DataLine or CabinetLine masters with IIoT ports.
  2. Will you operate outputs with current draw greater than 300 mA each? Choose the PerformanceLine masters.
  3. Will you mount the master in an enclosure instead of field-mount? Choose the CabinetLine masters.
  4. Will you use Modbus TCP or EtherCAT fieldbus? Choose the DataLine or CabinetLine masters.
  PerformanceLine
AL14xx
DataLine
AL13xx
CabinetLine
AL19xx
Daisy chain Power
Fieldbus
Fieldbus Fieldbus
Power M12 L-code
16 A (US)
16 A (UA)
M12 A-code
3.9 A (US)
Combicon terminals
3.9 A (US)
Fieldbus EtherNet/IP
PROFINET
EtherNet/IP
PROFINET
EtherCAT
Modbus TCP
EtherNet/IP
PROFINET
EtherCAT
Modbu TCP
IIoT port - HTTP(S)
JSON
MQTT
HTTP(S)
JSON
MQTT
Output power 2 A 300 mA 300 mA
B ports available yes no no
Protection rating IP67 IP67 (orange)
IP69K (grey)
IP20

 

AL14xx PerformanceLine master

AL13xx DataLine master

AL19xx CabinetLine master