Parallel configuration of different devices
Direct access to all IO-Link devices in the network via UDP (User Datagram Protocol) enables parallel configuration of different devices in the same network. Multi-window function of the Device Manager software allows different devices to be configured and diagnosed at the same time.
The ability to perform an IO test via software and make parameter settings without the PLC means significantly faster system startup. Along with PLC communication, process-, parameter- and diagnostics data can be transported without affecting the process cycle of the PLC.
This communication takes place continuously with all IO-Link devices in the network. The IO-Link Device Manager can be used with all Profinet and Ethernet/IP master modules from Balluff.