IO-Link as a basis for continuous process improvement
Initially, almost every manufacturing process serves its purpose. The actual scope of its performance, however, only reveals itself after a certain period of time. For poka-yoke, it is important whether the system can be expanded easily and updates are cost-effective.
Therefore, a suitable network architecture must be selected during the design and planning phase that meet such requirements.
Balluff provides this network and system technology by means of the open standard IO-Link.
The modularly expandable technology makes the seamless integration of additional devices possible. And guarantees the implementation of error prevention and traceability solutions, for example with RFID. This is important for continuous process improvement.
Before keeping several IO-Link ports open, future expansions are also easy and economical to manage. The fieldbus independence is also advantageous.
IO-Link can be implemented in all common control platforms.