We speak the language of IO-Link – in all areas
The seamless communication from the sensor to the Internet is essential for fast, flexible and efficient production. At the same time, a growing amount of data needs to be managed. This requires components that make information available and an infrastructure that transports them across all levels.
With IO-Link, you communicate from the control unit down to the lowest level of automation. A universally applicable interface suffices. IO-Link sensors installed directly at the working point guarantee efficiency.
IO-Link from Balluff comprises sensors and fieldbus technology with an extremely wide range of functional principles. With fieldbus systems like Profibus, Profinet, Ethernet-IP and EtherCAT, we speak IO-Link in all areas.
The fact that industrial automation has made a significant advancement with Profinet is understandable. This is because with Profinet, you directly link drives and safety technology to the network environment.
The system, which works on an Ethernet basis, is significantly faster than Profibus, but can readily be combined with it. The same applies to connections with IO-Link. This will save you time and money. And it will ensure improved process quality through connectivity.
Profinet can be integrated consistently from the control level to the drive. Even in harsh environments.
As a full-service provider, Balluff offers a wide range of components for optimum Profibus use. The mature fieldbus technology has been reliably supporting modern production for many years. Regardless of the controller manufacturer, you will find the optimum solution in our range of products.
You will benefit from efficient field and process communication with simple wiring, fast integration through direct installation in your system and the possibility of fast modifications. And all this in harsh industrial environments as well. Our Profibus solutions are IO-Link-capable. This means that you will directly benefit from all the advantages of IO-Link. Sophisticated connection technology from Balluff allows you to increase your efficiency.
The following applies to all areas of industrial communication: Fieldbus and network technologies should meet the demands for increasingly powerful communication.
At the same time, the communication should be as uniform as possible. Specifically for the automation tasks in Asia, Balluff was able to connect communication at the machine and system level with sensor/actuator communication: CC-Link IE/Field modules for the system level on the one hand and the direct connection with the sensor/actuator level on the other.
We have developed highly functional and practical fieldbus modules for the perfect connection of I/O systems to the open, deterministic high-speed network CC-Link IE/Field. This new generation outshines everything before it with its excellent configuration and diagnostics options.
CC-Link is a standardized fieldbus designed to integrate the most diverse automation components of a wide range of providers. CC-Link is already the principle fieldbus technology used in Asia. The open network is supported by the CC-Link Partner Association CLPA, which is represented globally by over 1000 companies.
As an effective and integrated system, CC-Link is guaranteed to meet all of your needs. Utilize our extensive, high-quality portfolio to implement your own powerful control topologies using products from a single source.
High efficiency is only feasible with an optimized network. For your high-performance system, we offer a comprehensive Ethernet/IP program. Ethernet/UP is a globally recognized standard for network technology. And has replaced DeviceNet in many areas. The technology based on Ethernet is significantly faster and enables the integration of drive technology.
Our Ethernet/IP modules also score points with their high operator-friendliness. Only Balluff Ethernet modules can block IP addresses and protect against accidental changes. This increases your security and simplifies maintenance.
Balluff offers the entire spectrum of powerful network technology so that you can easily choose the network components that optimally meet your needs. We can provide all modules required for efficient DeviceNet applications in the US.
Regardless of the controller manufacturer, you can choose from our portfolio based on your needs and utilize a comprehensive and sophisticated networking and connectivity program. This product range covers everything you may need outside of the control cabinet. You can thus choose an efficient field and process combination and save both time and money.
Outstanding performance, low costs, flexible topology and easy handling: These are the advantages of the industrial Ethernet technology EtherCAT. EtherCAT provides full flexibility: From free topology selection to the possibility of connecting and disconnecting devices and segments during operation to the performance redundancy of the ring topology.
The technology is suitable for both centralized and decentralized architectures. It supports master/slave, master/master and slave/slave communication. It can also integrate secondary fieldbuses.
By using the existing infrastructure, the factory level is also optimally covered with the EtherCAT Automation Protocol.