Many different tasks are associated with powertrain assembly: Bundling signals, recording and tracking data via RFID, switching pneumatics, indicating operating states using SmartLights, etc. A single IO-Link master can act as a decentralized data compressor to handle all these tasks, eliminating the need for separate modules. Intelligent sensors and actuators are connected through it to the controller. This enables centralized parameter setting and diagnostics. Balluff’s port-specific single-channel monitoring detects short circuits, overload and cable breaks on each port. This degree of selective diagnosis is unique among I/O blocks. Thanks to the display, integrated switch, and web server, the IO-Link masters are also user-friendly. And with the corresponding sensor/actuator hubs you can also incorporate binary or analog devices.
1. IO-Link master 2. Fieldbus cable 3. Power cable 4. Sensor hub (16 inputs) 5. IO-Link valve interface 6. SmartLight 7. RFID reader 8. RFID tags 9. Single-ended cordset M12, 4-conductor 10. RFID single-ended cordset M12, 4-conductor