- October 30, 2014
- Comtrol Corporation
October 30, 2014 - Comtrol released IO-Link Master 4-EIP for industrial sensor connectivity that combines the benefits of IO-Link sensor communication with EtherNet/IP and Modbus TCP industrial Ethernet protocols. The IO-Link Master connects intelligent IO-Link sensors and actuators to the factory network while effectively shielding PLC programmers from IO-Link complexities. This results in simplified EtherNet/IP and Modbus TCP interfaces, which decrease system development time and installation efforts. The IO-Link Master 4-EIP connects IO-Link sensors to EtherNet/IP and Modbus industrial networks, providing access to IO-Link sensor process, event, and service data. It features a rugged IP67 slim-line design incorporating M12 connectors with two Fast Ethernet ports for network connection and four IO-Link ports for IO-Link device connections. Comtrol’s IODD auto-recognition feature uses stored IO-Link sensor IODD files for automatic discovery and default configuration. The IO-Link Master 4-EIP is designed to provide a complete IO-Link gateway solution for EtherNet/IP and Modbus TCP networks.