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B&R introduces master modules for digital communication

January 092015
B&R introduces master modules for digital communication

January 9, 2015 - B&R introduced two master modules that each use IO-Link 1.1 to communicate digitally with four intelligent field devices: The X20DS438A with IP20 protection and the X67DS438A with IP67 protection for use outside the control cabinet.

B&R relies on the IO-Link communication standard to cover the final stretch from the I/O module to individual sensors and actuators. This bidirectional digital communication interface is used in the field to exchange parameter data and diagnostic information, thus making it possible to intelligently integrate sensors and switching devices into the control level. This integration of end devices is greatly simplified by standardizing the communication technology used, just as managing parameters centrally makes it easier to exchange them. As such, IO-Link is the perfect complement to industrial real-time Ethernet POWERLINK technology. Integrating IO-Link 1.1 in the B&R X20 system makes it easier to connect sensors while improving data consistency all the way down to the device level.

B&R company profile
B&R Industrial Automation, Inc. North America, based in Atlanta, GA, has been working closely with its customers since 1987. Since then, B&R North America has continuously grown as a sales and support organization through both direct sales offices and B&R’s unique Automation Partner distribution network. Today, B&R North America has a network of more than 25 offices throughout the USA and Canada. 

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