The standard for Industry 4.0
Sensors are being used in more and more complex tasks in the course of the 4th industrial revolution. To make full use of the sensor’s performance capacity, IO-Link now enables communication down to the lowest field level.
IO-Link is a worldwide standardised IO communication technology (IEC61131-9) for cross-manufacturer fieldbus-independent communication with sensors and actuators. Point-to-point connection is carried out using an unshielded cable connection of max. 20m in length. IO-Link is not a fieldbus but the further development of the previously established connection technology. IO-Link can be integrated in existing fieldbuses through appropriate interfaces.