Weld-immune I/O mods. w/ 8 IO-Link-Ports

Weld-immune I/O mods. w/ 8 IO-Link-Ports

Weld-immune I/O modules

Reliable signal transmission in electrical interference fields

For weld currents and electromagnetic noise fields

Balluff offers a new family of network modules developed for the extreme conditions in a welding environment. These weld-immune modules made of fiberglass reinforced composite reliably resist weld splatter, welding currents and electromagnetic noise fields and ensure reliable signal transmission in spite of ambient electrical disturbances.

Decentralized system architecture via IO-Link

The efficient point-to-point communication of IO-Link allows construction of a decentralized system architecture in the welding booth outside the control cabinet. Network nodes equipped with an IO-Link master communicate via Ethernet/IP directly with the main controller or control device on the machine.

A wide variety of intelligent sensors or I/O modules with IO-Link interface can be connected to the IO-Link ports. Therefore, operators use simple structures and benefit from a large degree of flexibility.

Parameters can easily be transferred. Reliable monitoring is ensured via continuous diagnostics. The affordable, three-core, unshielded industrial cables are quick to wire.

Benefits of IO-Link Master

  • Eight IO-Link ports to connect multitude of IO-Link devices
  • up to 16 inputs/outputs, each with an LED for fault diagnosis:
    Each input is short-circuit proof,
    Each output is protected from overload
  • Clearly visible status LED to monitor ports and network communication
  • Integrated web server to show module information (IP address, settings, parameters, etc.)
  • Integrated two-port switch for daisy-chained networks
  • Clear display for extra information (version, IP address, module name, etc.)

Benefits of sensor/actuator hubs with IO-Link

  • Clearly visible LEDs for indicating functions
  • Up to 16 inputs or configurable inputs/outputs available
  • Expansion port to connect an IO-Link valve terminal or an IO-Link sensor/actuator hub (and I/O increase of up to 30)
Weld-immune I/O modules