The IO-Link master can connect up to eight IO-Link sensors. The master and sensors share an IP address, helping to cut the time and cost of commissioning.
The device stores up to 40 timestamps of sensor events on each channel. This event history can help users to track changes and to diagnose issues more easily. Input timestamps of all sensor data also can be sent to a controller when their states change.
“The ArmorBlock IO-Link master with IO-Link-enabled sensors can aid end-users in creating smarter operations without a complete overhaul,” says Rockwell product manager, Kevin Gagliostro. “They can deploy the technology to monitor temperature, and margin-indication or proximity parameters in critical processes. They can also target problem areas where better diagnostics are needed to remedy issues.”
The master can be mounted on a machine with only a single cable from the cabinet, reducing the number and length of cable runs and potential failure points. There is also a version for use inside cabinets.