Thank you for choosing ifm IO-Link for your Industry 4.0 journey. The information on the following pages will help guide you. Additionally, Startup packages including detailed information regarding initial setup, add-on instructions where appropriate, sample programs, etc.are available in the download tab on the datasheet page for the IO-Link master you are using.
Should you need additional support, feel free to contact our service center at 800-441-8246 and speak to one of our applications engineers.
IO-Link modernizes the way digital sensors and actuators connect and communicate within an automated system. It integrates easily with nearly any automated environment. The digital, bidirectional channel offers a 100% digital pathway from field-mounted sensors to your PLC, making it more reliable and accurate than analog alternatives.
IO-Link technology and devices offer numerous benefits for industrial applications. These include:
Improved Product Quality: 100% digital communication ensures more reliable and accurate data, improving product quality and verification processes.
Lower Costs: Eliminates the need for analog input cards, reducing the size of control cabinets and overall expenses.
Increased Efficiency: Enables quicker recipe changes through bidirectional communication between process instruments and higher-level controllers, reducing cycle time.
Improved Machine Uptime: Features automatic device replacement, minimizing unplanned downtime by auto-downloading parameters from an existing device onto a replacement device.
Versatility: IO-Link is an open standard supported globally, integrating easily with nearly any automated system.
Simple Installation: Uses conventional 3-wire sensor and actuator connections, making it straightforward to install and operate.
Real-Time Data Access: Provides access to real-time process data, parameter data, and predictive data for better decision-making.