IO-Link Sensors & Lighting

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In recent years IO-Link systems have become widespread within industrial automation. IO-Link is an open standard serial communication protocol that allows for the bi-directional exchange of data from IO-Link supported sensors that are also connected through a master.

There are many advantages to using an IO-Link system including standardized wiring, remote configuration, simple device replacement, advanced diagnostics, and increased data availability.  Because IO-Link systems are open standard, the devices can be integrated in almost any fieldbus or automation system. 

Simplified Wiring

IO-Link sensors do not require any special or complicated wiring. Rather, IO-Link sensors can be connected using cost-effective standard 3-core cables.  In addition, IO-Link also eliminates the need for analog sensors and reduces the variety of interfaces for sensors, which saves inventory costs.  

Remote Monitoring

The IO-Link master transmits data over various networks, fieldbuses, or backplane buses, making that data accessible for immediate action or long-term analysis via a controller such as a PLC or HMI. This gives users more information about their devices and enables remote monitoring of machine performance.

Reduced Costs and Increased Efficiency

Together, the capabilities afforded by IO-Link result in reduced costs, increased process efficiency, and improved machine availability. These benefits are especially significant in applications that have frequent changeovers and are heavily influenced by extended and unplanned machine downtime.

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PLC Support Files

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Which AOI files do I Need
Which AOI files do I Need
22 Jan 2018
Product Data Files
124K
Comtrol IO-Link Master AOI
Comtrol IO-Link Master AOI
22 Jan 2018
Product Data Files
739K
TL50 Parameter Data AOI
TL50 Parameter Data AOI
22 Jan 2018
Product Data Files
736K
Balluff IO-Link Master AOI
Balluff IO-Link Master AOI
22 Jan 2018
Product Data Files
780K
EZ-Array Parameter Data AOI
EZ-Array Parameter Data AOI
22 Jan 2018
Product Data Files
2.7MB
EZ Array Process Data AOI
EZ Array Process Data AOI
22 Jan 2018
Product Data Files
817K
DFG1 Parameter Data AOI
DFG1 Parameter Data AOI
22 Jan 2018
Product Data Files
2.3MB
DFG23 Parameter Data AOI
DFG23 Parameter Data AOI
22 Jan 2018
Product Data Files
977K
K50 Parameter Data AOI
K50 Parameter Data AOI
22 Jan 2018
Product Data Files
796K
QS18COD Parameter Data AOI
QS18COD Parameter Data AOI
15 Jan 2018
Product Data Files
814K
TL50 Process Data AOI
TL50 Process Data AOI
15 Jan 2018
Product Data Files
443K
Q4X Parameter Data AOI
Q4X Parameter Data AOI
15 Jan 2018
Product Data Files
931K
Q4X Process Data AOI
Q4X Process Data AOI
15 Jan 2018
Product Data Files
454K
LTF Parameter Data AOI
LTF Parameter Data AOI
15 Jan 2018
Product Data Files
899K
LTF Process Data AOI
LTF Process Data AOI
15 Jan 2018
Product Data Files
432K
LE Process Data AOI
LE Process Data AOI
15 Jan 2018
Product Data Files
428K
LE Parameter Data AOI
LE Parameter Data AOI
15 Jan 2018
Product Data Files
914K
K50 Process Data AOI
K50 Process Data AOI
15 Jan 2018
Product Data Files
480K
DFG23 Process Data AOI
DFG23 Process Data AOI
15 Jan 2018
Product Data Files
441K
IFM IO-Link Master AOI
IFM IO-Link Master AOI
15 Jan 2018
Product Data Files
1MB

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  1. Q4X Series Rugged All Purpose Photoelectric Sensor

    This photoelectric sensor solves many challenging applications and comes in a rugged IP69K rating with FDA food grade stainless steel casing.

  2. QS18 Series All Purpose Photoelectric Sensor

    All purpose photoelectric sensor with universal housing design and 18 mm threaded barrel is an ideal replacement for hundreds of other sensor styles.

  3. DF-G1 Series General Purpose Fiber Optic Amplifier

    Fiber amplifier with IO-Link capability ideal for general purpose and error proofing. Has simple set-up and configuration. Output: NPN or PNP.

  4. DF-G2 Series High Speed Fiber Optic Amplifier

    Fiber amplifier with IO-Link capability for high speed (10 μs) for applications like part counting or registration mark detection. Output: NPN or PNP.

  5. DF-G3 Series Long Range Fiber Optic Amplifier

    Fiber amplifier with IO-Link capability for detection up to 6 m, precise positioning, and water detection. Output: analog, discrete, dual discrete.

  6. LTF Series Long-Range Time-of-Flight Laser Sensor

    High-performance LTF Series Sensors detect targets regardless of color, material or sheen from up to 24 meters away, straight-on or at an angle.

  7. LE Series 1 m Range Laser Displacement Sensor

    LE's measurement accuracy, ready to measure distances of 100 to 1000 mm, is suitable for controlling, sorting, and inspection tasks in quality control.

  8. EZ-Array Series Measuring Light Curtain

    EZ-ARRAY light screens excel at high-speed, precise process monitoring and inspection, profiling and web-guiding applications with simple installation.

  9. TL50 Series 50 mm LED Tower Light Indicator

    LED tower light indicators are highly visible and simple to install with no assembly required. Display up to 7 colors. Available with IO-Link.

  10. K50L2 Series Multicolor RGB Indicator Lights with IO-Link

    Bold, bright, general-purpose indicator in a 50 mm dome features the IO-Link communication protocol which enables an almost limitless capacity for custom indication.

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