IO-Link Competency Centers
With increased developments in IO-Link technology, the need for Competency Centers has grown from locations in Germany and the Czech Republic to the USA. The designated Competency Centers are labs in which technical expertise and support are available and offered to IO-Link manufacturers and vendors.
IO-Link is a powerful standard, an increasingly deployed point-to-point serial communication protocol used to communicate with sensors and/or actuators. Extending the globally recognized PLC standard IEC 61131, it allows three types of data to be exchanged – Process data, service data, and events. Major sensor manufacturers and industrial manufacturing companies, including Comtrol, have joined the international IO-Link Consortium to promote the IO-Link communication protocol due to its many advantages over standard I/O.
We are pleased to introduce the industry’s highest density IO-Link Master gateway. The IO-Link to EtherNet/IP™ Master combines the benefits of the IO-Link standard with the EtherNet/IP™ and Modbus TCP protocols. Easily integrate the IO-Link Master into your system network with existing and new industrial Ethernet installations.
- Reduce maintenance and cabling costs
- Reduce PLC programming times
- System integration and interoperability for SCADA & process controllers
- Complete set of network management tools
Read PROFINEWS May 2014 for more information about the IO-Link Competency Centers.