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 composite reliably resist weld splatter, welding currents and electromagnetic noise fields and ensure reliable signal transmission in spite of ambient electrical disturbances.
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.