Efficient transport of signals
I/O blocks from Balluff connect discrete and analog I/O sensors and actuators to the control level via a fieldbus or network. The number of lines is substantially reduced by the use of the blocks.
Moreover, I/O blocks offer additional functions for signal preprocessing and expanded diagnostic options. Different designs and connection techniques enable solutions for a wide variety of applications, even under the most extreme environmental conditions.
With their rugged housings, our BNI IO-Link sensor/actuator hub series are ideal for use in harsh industrial environments. The I/O blocks are based on M12 or M8 plug connections, making them easy and economical to install and maintain.
The port-specific single-channel monitoring detects short circuit and overloads, as well as a cable break at the port. This degree of selective diagnosis is unique among I/O blocks.
Our variant BNI IOL-30 offers the highest functionality with the best flexibility. It combines two blocks into one. With a maximum sensor load current of 500 mA, it's ideal for operating sensors with high current consumption. If configured as an output, up to 2 A is available at the port.
You can use the advantages of IO-Link with our IO-Link valve interfaces as well. This is because decentrally installed valve terminals and the control level can easily be connected using these components.
Using our universal IO-Link interfaces, any device with up to 16 in/outputs is open to IO-Link. Use the IO-Link interface to connect pumps, signal lights, control panels, valve terminals, switching units, transfer units, etc. to the control level.
The module offers the fast IO-Link connection through the standard sensor cable and an open-ended cable. You can integrate up to 16 in/outputs into the controller environment.