Every manufacturing process is designed to serve a specific 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 meets such requirements.
Balluff provides the network and system technology utilizing of the open standard IO-Link. The distributed modular expandable technology seamlessly integrates additional devices as required. It guarantees the implementation of error prevention and traceability solutions, such as with RFID.
IO-Link can be implemented in all common control platforms such as Ethernet/IP, Profinet, etc.