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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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ABR Series Labview Driver
ABR Series Labview Driver
22 Apr 2019
Product Data Files
73K
Banner SC10 SC26 XS26 Get Fault Log AOI
15 Apr 2019
AOI
1.1MB
Banner SC10 SC26 XS26 Reset and Cancel Delay AOI
15 Apr 2019
AOI
263K
Turck IO-Link Master AOI v2.1
26 Mar 2019
AOI
3.3MB
ABR Series I/O Data AOI File
11 Mar 2019
AOI
12.8MB
TL50 Pro (RGB) Process Data AOI v2.1
13 Feb 2019
AOI
2.4MB
DFG1 Parameter Data AOI v2.1
6 Feb 2019
AOI
1.2MB
DFG2 DFG3 Parameter Data AOI v2.1
6 Feb 2019
AOI
1.6MB
K50 Pro L2 Parameter Data AOI v2.1
6 Feb 2019
AOI
1.5MB
K50 Pro Touch Parameter Data AOI v2.1
6 Feb 2019
AOI
1.3MB
LM Parameter Data AOI v2.1
6 Feb 2019
AOI
958K
LTF Parameter Data AOI v2.1
6 Feb 2019
AOI
967K
EZ-Array Parameter Data AOI v2.1
6 Feb 2019
AOI
1.4MB
Q5X Parameter Data AOI v2.1
6 Feb 2019
AOI
1.1MB
QS18COD Parameter Data AOI v2.1
6 Feb 2019
AOI
1.5MB
LE Parameter Data AOI v2.1
6 Feb 2019
AOI
1.1MB
QS18EAF Parameter Data AOI v2.1
6 Feb 2019
AOI
1.5MB
TL50 Parameter Data AOI v2.1
6 Feb 2019
AOI
1.3MB
Q4X Parameter Data AOI v2.1
6 Feb 2019
AOI
933K
TL50 Pro (RGB) Parameter Data AOI v2.1
6 Feb 2019
AOI
1.3MB

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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. LM  Series Precision Measurement Sensor

    The LM Series offers best-in-class precision measurement performance and real-world stability in a compact device with an intuitive user experience.

  4. 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.

  5. TL50 Pro Series 50 mm Programmable Multicolor RGB Tower Light

    Self-contained tower lights that provide users with custom indication by combining the vast color options provided by RGB LEDs with the versatile control capabilities offered by either Pro Editor software compatibility or IO-Link communication.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. K50 Pro Series 50 mm Programmable Multicolor Indicator

    Programmable all-purpose indicator in a 50 mm dome or flat window provides bolder, brighter status indication and are available with either Pro Editor software compatibility or IO-Link communication for additional versatility and customization.

  14. 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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