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IO-Link Sensors

IO-Link Sensors Documentation  

Data collection is integral to Industry 4.0 and for sensors and actuators, IO-Link is the ideal method to obtain status and diagnostic information from proximity sensors. IO-Link is a universal, open communication standard protocol that allows IO-Link-enabled devices to exchange, collect and analyse data and convert it into actionable information. IO-Link is recognised worldwide as an international standard (IEC 61131-9), and it is today considered as the “USB interface” for sensors and actuators in the industrial automation environment.

When the IO-Link sensor is connected to an IO-Link port, the IO-Link master sends a wake-up request to the sensor, which automatically switches to IO-Link mode, and a point-to-point bidirectional communication automatically starts between the master and the sensor.

Furthermore, IO-Link sensors can also be configured to act as regular NPN and PNP sensors - an ideal product for service technicians. Carlo Gavazzi offers IO-Link in our Inductive and Capacitive Sensors.

Inductive IO-Link sensors are available in M4 to M30 sizes and feature adjustable sensing distance and hysteresis, time delay, RPM monitoring, counting and a temperature alarm. In addition, it can be set up for single point, two point or window mode operation.

Capacitive IO-Link sensors are available in M18 and M30 sizes and feature adjustable sensing distance and hysteresis, time delay, low and high temperature alarm. In addition, it can be set up for single point, two point or window mode operation.

All IO-Link enabled sensors (both Carlo Gavazzi and non-Carlo Gavazzi) can be configured via our SCTL55 hand-held programmer. With the SCTL55 you can configure all of the sensor's parameters without the need for a PC. Furthermore, you can download the IODD files through its built-in Wi-Fi.

Product Range

Accessories

Accessories for IO-Link Sensors

Capacitive Sensors

Capacitive sensors with IO-Link

Inductive Sensors

Inductive sensors with IO-Link

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