Tag Archives: IOLINK

Non-Contact Infrared Temperature Sensors with IO-Link – Enabler for Industry 4.0

Automation in Steel-Plants Modern production requires a very high level of automation. One big benefit of fully automated plants and processes is the reduction of faults and mishaps that may lead to highly expensive downtime. In large steel plants there … Continue reading

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For Industrial Controls, What’s Next After Analog?

Analog signals have been part of industrial control systems for a very long time.  The two most common signals are 0-10V (“voltage”) and 4-20mA (“current”), although there are a wide variety of other voltage and current protocols.  These signals are called … Continue reading

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Where does IO-Link go in 2011?

As I sit and ponder what 2011 will look like, only one thought comes to mind, the endless possibilities of IO-Link. I have written many entries on IO-Link and as I see it there are much more to come.  Why … Continue reading

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IO-Link Scalability Animation Video

How can I use IO-Link in my application?  How is IO-Link scalable?  If these are questions you still have, watch this animation describing the scalability of IO-Link.  To learn more about Balluff’s IO-Link offering, click here

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