We speak IO-Link – in all areas of automation
The seamless communication from the sensor to the network 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 through an universally applicable standard interface for communication. With IO-Link enabled sensors, I/O hubs and RFID installed on the line, systems can communicate directly to the controller via the network level to guarantee efficiency.
IO-Link from Balluff comprises sensors and fieldbus technology with an extremely wide range of functional principles. Using fieldbus systems like PROFIBUS, PROFINET, EtherNet/IP, DeviceNet, CC-Link, CC-Link IE and EtherCAT, we speak IO-Link in all areas of automation.
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 rough 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 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 foundation, is significantly faster than Profibus.Profinet can be easily combined with IO-Link to offer flexible and adaptable approach to your system without compromising on speed or performance. Profinet with IO-Link 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.
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 with over 1000 companies.
As an effective and integrated system, CC-Link is guaranteed to meet all of your needs. Balluff offers an extensive portfolio of CC-Link network modules and IO-Link devices to fully implement your own powerful control typologies, using products from a single source. CC-Link combined with IO-Link offers tremendous flexibility in the controls architecture while enabling your automation scalability for the future.
CC-Link IE Field offers tremendous application potential in all industries with its unmatched gigabit network and deterministic performance.
Balluff is the first to introduce CLPA conformance tested and approved CC-Link IE Field based distributed modular I/O to build an entire controls architecture. CC-Link IE Field combined with IO-Link, provides a resilient network for a multitude of devices including discrete I/O, analog I/O, smart sensors, RFID, Vision and more.
Balluff has developed highly functional and practicable network 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.
DeviceNet™ has become the preferred North American I/O network for connecting field devices to centralized control solutions. DeviceNet™ allows designers to integrate a broad range of compatible connectivity products from many manufacturers. But which components are best suited for your application?
For a simple choice of outstanding network components, Balluff offers the entire spectrum of high-performance network technology. For your DeviceNet applications, you will find all modules for efficient DeviceNet installation at Balluff. You save time, resulting in lower costs. IO-Link incorporated with DeviceNet network significantly reduces integration cost and allows multitude of devices to be integrated into the application.
High efficiency is only feasible with an optimized network. For your high-performance system, we offer a comprehensive EtherNet/IP program. EtherNet/IP 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.
Balluff EtherNet/IP modules also score points with their high operator friendliness. As an Ethernet based network, EtherNet/IP modules are capable of large bandwidth data transfers. IO-Link on board EtherNet/IP network modules from Balluff help you make the most of the network node by integrating a variety of smart sensors and I/O devices with ease.
Outstanding performance, low costs, flexible topology and easy handling: These are the advantages of the industrial Ethernet technology, EtherCAT. EtherCAT provides full flexibility: From the 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. When implementing EtherCAT into automation equipment, Balluff adds a unique set of benefits to the existing portfolio on the market. Whether you are in assembly automation, packaging, plastics, research, energy or any other industry, there is a need for tracking and communicating data. Requirements demand flexibility for changes down the road, which Balluff brings with linear position monitoring, traceability, distributed modular I/O and much more.