Added Value without Additional Cost
With regard to Industry 4.0, the communication capacity of position sensors has become an important feature, so that IO-Link is a key issue.
IO-Link allows for the full utilization of the sensors‘ “Intelligence” in the automation cluster. On startup, the user can easily change such parameters
as point zero or rotational direction, thus reducing the number of possible variants. In addition to purely positional data, other information, such as status or diagnostics messages can also be exchanged.
Control circuit errors are easily located, thanks to the central storage of settings parameters. This allows for speedy sensor exchanges. IO-Link therefore offers a clear value-add in the absence of additional costs, making it interesting for both automation technology and machine