Fieldbus & Industrial Networking


A good connection

October 2012 Fieldbus & Industrial Networking

The IO-Link AS-i module from ifm electronic combines the advantages of the AS-i wiring system with the standardised IO-Link communication. By using the simple AS-i connection technology, the user can establish the data connection and energy supply for IO-Link devices.

A useful feature is that the sensor settings can be saved centrally and transferred to a new sensor if necessary. This ensures error-free documentation and short downtimes. Distorted signals and conversion losses are excluded as the IO-Link and AS-i transfer analogue values digitally.

User-friendly diagnosis is possible at a glance as status LEDs indicate important AS-i and IO-Link operating states. IO-Link devices transmit additional information via the standard M12 sensor cable. Diagnostic information can be transmitted up to the control level and additional wiring is not necessary.

Fast, simple and reliable installation is accomplished as the flat cable can be placed from three directions. A slide locks the upper and lower part. High precision data exchange, high uptime, minimised parameter setting and reduced machine set-up times are provided by the AS-i module with two IO-Link ports.

For more information contact Chris Cronjé, ifm electronic SA, 0861 436 772, chris.cronje@ifm.com, www.ifm.com/za



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