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IO-Link Sensors & Lighting

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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Banner offers a variety of products that are available with IO-Link capabilities. 

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IODD Files

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PLC Support Files

Date
Type
Size
TL50 Pro (RGB) Process Data AOI v2.1
13 Feb 2019
Product Data Files
2.4MB
DFG1 Parameter Data AOI v2.1
6 Feb 2019
Product Data Files
1.2MB
DFG2 DFG3 Parameter Data AOI v2.1
6 Feb 2019
Product Data Files
1.6MB
K50 Pro L2 Parameter Data AOI v2.1
6 Feb 2019
Product Data Files
1.5MB
K50 Pro Touch Parameter Data AOI v2.1
6 Feb 2019
Product Data Files
1.3MB
LM Parameter Data AOI v2.1
LM Parameter Data AOI v2.1
6 Feb 2019
Product Data Files
958K
LTF Parameter Data AOI v2.1
LTF Parameter Data AOI v2.1
6 Feb 2019
Product Data Files
967K
EZ-Array Parameter Data AOI v2.1
6 Feb 2019
Product Data Files
1.4MB
Q5X Parameter Data AOI v2.1
Q5X Parameter Data AOI v2.1
6 Feb 2019
Product Data Files
1.1MB
QS18COD Parameter Data AOI v2.1
6 Feb 2019
Product Data Files
1.5MB
LE Parameter Data AOI v2.1
LE Parameter Data AOI v2.1
6 Feb 2019
Product Data Files
1.1MB
QS18EAF Parameter Data AOI v2.1
6 Feb 2019
Product Data Files
1.5MB
TL50 Parameter Data AOI v2.1
6 Feb 2019
Product Data Files
1.3MB
Q4X Parameter Data AOI v2.1
Q4X Parameter Data AOI v2.1
6 Feb 2019
Product Data Files
933K
TL50 Pro (RGB) Parameter Data AOI v2.1
6 Feb 2019
Product Data Files
1.3MB
QS18E Parameter Data AOI v2.1
6 Feb 2019
Product Data Files
1.3MB
Q20EAF Parameter Data AOI v2.1
6 Feb 2019
Product Data Files
1.5MB
ABR Series I/O Data AOI File
5 Feb 2019
Product Data Files
11.1MB
Which AOI files do I Need
Which AOI files do I Need
31 Jan 2019
Product Data Files
125K
IFM IO-Link Master AOI v2.1
IFM IO-Link Master AOI v2.1
24 Jan 2019
Product Data Files
2.7MB

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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. Q5X Series High Power, Mid-Range Laser Sensor

    A powerful, problem-solving sensor in a cost-effective device with industry-standard rectangular housing. With a range from 9.5 cm (4 inches) to 2 m (6 ft. 6 inches), the Q5X provides reliable detection of the most challenging targets.

  3. 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.

  4. TL50 Pro Series 50 mm IO-Link Controlled Multicolor RGB Tower Light

    Versatile, self-contained tower lights that provide users with an almost limitless capacity for custom indication by combining the vast color options provided by RGB LEDs with the dynamic control capabilities offered by IO-Link communication.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. TL50 Core 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.

  12. K50 Pro Series Programmable Multicolor Indicator (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.

  13. K50 Pro Series 50 mm Programmable Multicolor Touch Button

    The K50 Pro programmable multicolor touch button provides unique indication and is compatible with the Pro Editor software. The K50 Pro touch buttons are rugged for actuation in various environments.

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