Just one interface for improved process quality
We speak the language of IO-Link – in all areas
Be it distance measurement, object detection, identification, fluid or industrial networking – Balluff speaks the language of IO-Link in all areas.
After all, Balluff IO-Link incorporates sensors and fieldbus technology with an extremely wide range of functional principles.
What is IO-Link?
IO-Link is the first globally standardised IO technology (IEC 61131-9) for communicating from the control unit to the lowest level of automation. The universally usable interface is a point-to-point connection, independent of a fieldbus, which works with an unshielded industrial cable.
What does IO-Link do?
IO-Link transfers sensor signals to the control unit and, in turn, transfers control data to the sensor/actuator level. With ground-breaking consequences.
Advantages of IO-Link at a glance
- Maximum machine availability through extremely fast and error-free replaceability and commissioning
- Demand-oriented maintenance thanks to advanced diagnostics
- Efficient operation through the installation of IO-Link sensors direct at the working area
- Simplified installation through uniform standard interface and 3-wire standard cable as typically used in industry