Understanding IO-Link

O-Link technologies provide an excellent way to
collect the data necessary to provide a foundation
for improving process flow and facilitating predictive
maintenance as today’s manufacturing applications
grow in complexity. IO-Link-enabled sensors
contain important machine-level information that
compliments the data gleaned through traceability
and vision inspections. Without IO-Link, sensors can
only provide a simple on/off status reading.

In addition, IO-Link makes key components of any
application much easier to set up and maintain. With
an internationally accepted platform for sensors to
report fault detection, condition monitoring and
component identification, it shortens commissioning
while reducing troubleshooting needs and downtime
instances. Replacement devices are much easier to
incorporate when IO-Link can automatically push
the original settings to the new device from the
IO-Link master.


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