Reliable signal transmission in electrical interference 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 plastic reliably resist weld splatter, welding currents and electromagnetic noise fields and ensure reliable signal transmission in spite of ambient electrical disturbances. A further benefit: They are easy to install.
The IO-Link master and IO-Link sensor/actuator hubs, each with eight IO-Link ports for 16 inputs and outputs. This guarantees innovative fieldbus solutions.
The efficient point-to-point wiring 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.