Balluff’s new CC-Link IE Field Basic network block with IO-Link makes it easy to connect Ethernet devices while providing the benefits of IO-Link.
With 100 Megabit Ethernet, it delivers optimal performance in applications with low automation levels, where the gigabit speed of the CC-Link IE Field Master is not needed, such as bar loading magazines. It uses the Seamless Message Protocol (SLMP) for transparent communications to enable seamless connectivity within all levels of manufacturing. And it is built into a rugged IP67 metal housing that makes it suitable for harsh industrial environments.
It also provides the benefits of IO-Link, which includes device detection and the automatic transmission of parameter and configuration data. Users can connect up to 16 standard I/Os or eight IO-Link ports. A display window reveals module information, while status LEDs at each port offer easy diagnostics. Overall, it delivers simple integration and fast startup.
Adds CC-Link IE compatibility with 100 Mbit Ethernet devices
Supports Seamless Message Protocol (SLMP)
Flexibly uses data ranges by controlling two to five stations
Shows convenient diagnostics using 24 LEDs for port and module status
Readied for harsh environments with a rugged IP67 metal housing
Filed Under: IoT • IIoT • internet of things • Industry 4.0