Simple network topology for high system availability
Robot-assisted automation tasks can be found throughout the plastics industry. The Balluff IO-Link portfolio offers you an incomparably wide selection of masters, hubs and intelligent sensors for cost-saving network topology. What's special about it: All sensors can be connected with IO-Link – even pre-installed sensors are directly integrated into the fieldbus level. And for IO-Link devices continuous diagnostics and parameterization are provided by the controller. The simple connection with an unshielded, 3-wire industrial cable makes it possible to save considerable amounts of time and money and allows for high system availability.
With the help of Balluff inductive couplers, the need for manual insertion of mechanical connectors is eliminated. The couplers transfer signals and energy without contact and ensure prompt gripper changing. The quick-disconnect units are easy to handle and provide you with maximum flexibility.
Our IO-Link sensor hubs made of plastic or metal collect the signals of the sensor in the gripper and relay them to the controller. The controller needs to be connected to a 16x IO-Link master, which records the signals of up to 272 sensors. This makes it possible to reduce the wiring effort, weight and costs.