IO-Link: Not just a sensor/actuator interface
IO-Link is a standardised IO technology for transmitting point-to-point data to different fieldbus systems or PLCs. It readily lets you control and operate devices, communicate diagnostic data and present parameter settings to and from field devices, including safety interlocks, using vendor agnostic communication standards.
Euchner’s David Dearden looks at the growing popularity of IO-Link, especially within the machinery safety industry and how its adoption can help machine builders and end users roll out an effective preventative maintenance programme, maintain efficient processes, and protect personnel.
Read more in the Sep 2022 issue of PBSI, here.
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