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February 2, 2022

Ask the Expert

We're continuing our series on IO-Link. This week we are asking Rafael Calamari, Director of Automation, why IO-Link?

That is very simple. IO-Link contributes to the increase in profitability, efficiency, and machine availability. IO-Link reduces overall hardware costs. Analog signals are replaced by digital ones, eliminating the need for shielded cables and multiple types of expensive analog cards. IO-Link devices can also provide much more information than just distance, pressure or temperature. These devices provide real-time feedback in the event of a fault. This allows service technicians to troubleshoot much faster and considerably reduce downtime. IO-Link devices are also capable of providing information about themselves and the environment around them to controllers through IO-Link masters, such Murrelektronik’s brand-new IMPACT67 PRO with 8 IO-link master ports. This way, preventive maintenance can be scheduled and, consequently, have a direct impact on productivity.

 

So, what are you waiting for? Check out our brand-new IO-Link Masters and hubs online or contact your local sales representative for more information.

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