Balluff Web Server on IO-Link Master Simplifies Device Integration
The web server uses IODD (IO-Link Device Description) files that come with each IO-Link device to display, edit and update device parameters in human readable language.
"Balluff's web server has had the IO-Link configuration ability for a long time. Prior to the integration of IODD file based configuration in the web server, the process of IO-Link device configuration was painful. Customers would have to find the manuals for the devices, search for the parameter hex codes and hex arguments, and configure each parameter individually or use function blocks and add-on instructions." said Shishir Rege, IO-Link marketing champion with Balluff. "Now with Balluff IO-Link masters, configuring, monitoring and troubleshooting IO-Link devices from any manufacturer is a breeze — it is now truly plug-n-play," he added.
The enhanced web server functionality is readily available with all Balluff IO-Link masters for EtherNet/IP, PROFINET and EtherCAT network protocols. The added capability eliminates the need for separate software or tools for configuring IO-Link devices.