The May Technical Evening was presented by Krzyszstof Lapacz from ifm – South Africa. He is responsible for business development and industrial networking.
Krzyszstof gave an in-depth technical presentation on IO-Link, and highlighted the following points, to name but a few:
• IO-Link is a manufacturer-independent point-to-point communication system used to connect sensors and actuators to an automation system.
• An IO-Link system consists of an IO-Link master and several IO-Link devices. The IO-Link master represents the interface to the controller or fieldbus level and communicates with the connected IO-Link devices.
Dirk van der Walt, vice chairman of the Vaal Branch, presents Krzysztof Lapacz (left) and Jannie Claasens (right) from ifm – South Africa with the SAIMC presenter’s certificate.
• IO-Link is capable of processing switching signals of binary sensors, process values of analog sensors and their parameters in a purely digital form based on a 24 V signal. This eliminates measuring value errors associated with the transmission and conversion of analog signals.
• IO-Link can be used to transfer several process values or parameters of a device simultaneously via one unscreened standard cable.
• IO-Link is an internationally standardised fieldbus and controller independent interface.
The SAIMC branch manager and his committee would like to thank everyone who attended the meeting. Our success is a result of your attendance and input. We welcome your comments, suggestions and concerns at our technology events. The branch manager would like to encourage members to visit the SAIMC website at www.saimc.co.za. The SAIMC Facebook page is also available to keep you updated on all information pertaining to the Vaal Branch. Thank you for all your support. Please contact Juaandré Heyneke, +27 82 664 7884.
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