The implications of Industry 4.0 and the impact it will have on industrial processes around the world will be profound. But guess what? The revolution’s already here. It’s happening. The question is, are you ready to start adopting Industry 4.0 technologies?
- Four IO-Link ports with full V1.1 functionality, COM1, COM2, COM3 and SIO mode
- Master and devices configurable via the LR DEVICE software
- Two Ethernet ports 10/100 Mbits/s with switch for Profinet
- SAP-ready via LR AGENT EMBEDDED
- Voltage supply via standard sensor cable, M12 A-coded
- Robust field bus modules with safe connection
ifm’s new IO-Link masters are the perfect choice, even for the most difficult environments: the materials and production methods are identical to the ifm jumper cables of the tried-and-tested EVC product series. The ecolink technology guarantees reliable, permanently ingress-resistant M12 connections of the connection cables.
Energy limitation for UL class 2 units
Many sensors require an energy-limited supply with UL class 2 approval. The limitation of energy is usually achieved via a corresponding power supply. With the AL1100 IO-Link master, sensors can be supplied according to UL class 2 without using an energy-limited power supply approved according to UL class 2.
Advantages and customer benefits
Configuration of sensors with LR DEVICE
The intuitive software finds all IO-Link masters in the Ethernet network and creates an overview of the whole plant. Besides, all sensors connected are indicated with the respective parameters. This means that parameter setting of all sensors in the system is possible from one central point.
Easy sensor connection
The sensors and actuators are connected via standard M12 connection cables without screening. Up to 4 IO-Link sensors can be connected and be supplied with up to 3.6 A. With the EVC693 accessories, additional auxiliary supply for the connection of IO-Link actuators can be supplied. The cable can be up to 20m long.
Reliable digital data
The sensor data is transferred digitally. Unlike analogue signals, contact resistance and EMC interference cannot corrupt the signals.
Direct connection to the IT
The integrated LR AGENT EMBEDDED is capable of transmitting the process values directly to ERP systems, without detour via the PLC. This second communication path is available in parallel to PROFINET via the bus wiring.