What is IO-Link?
IO-Link is simply flexible – optimization of the production process through communication down to the lowest field level
Flexibility, production process optimization, and remote serviceability are important performance parameters for machines or plants. Sensors with IO-Link now give
the plant operator access to the lowest field level. Only minimal effort is required to retrieve sensor information, parameterization, and diagnoses so that plant conditions can be ideally evaluated. The efficient point-to-point communication of IO-Link is based on the well-known three-wire sensor connection that does not place additional demands on the cable material. IO-Link is consequently not a fieldbus, but the further development of the previous and proven connection technology for sensors. IO-Link is a serial, bidirectional point-to-point connection for signal transmission and energy supply within any number of networks, fieldbuses, or back panel buses.