- November 10, 2015
November 10, 2015 - Balluff releases extra-long PROFINET based IO-Link master block with 16 IO-Link ports. This industrial Ethernet-based module enables applications that require high bandwidth without compromising data transfer rate.
If sensor/actuator hubs are connected to this IO-Link master, up to 256 I/O signals can be processed. When this 16 port master is combined with Balluff expansion I/O hubs, up to 480 I/O signals can be processed. Users now have the ability to get the most out of the single PROFINET's node, by communicating to numerous smart devices and building the I/O architecture. Each IO-Link port can transmit up to 32 bytes of process data in cyclical form. At the same time, parameter or diagnostic data can be transmitted acyclically at each port. Total capacity of this module is 1024 bytes of process data.
This 16 port master has an integrated display for information and diagnostics. Its integrated switch serves to establish a PROFINET line structure. Also, the built-in full service webserver shows the status of the module, allows configuration per port, and offers advanced diagnostics.
About Balluff Inc. Balluff Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of Balluff GmbH, Neuhausen, Germany, is a leading manufacturer of a wide range of inductive, photoelectric, vision, capacitive and magnetic sensors as well as linear position transducers, RFID systems, and networking products. Balluff products for OEM and factory floor solutions are used to control, regulate, automate, assemble, position, and monitor manufacturing, assembly, and packaging sequences for industries including: metalworking, automotive, plastics, material handling, wood processing, aerospace, alternative energy, medical, electrical, and electronics.