The IO-Link Masters from SICK are Gateways, which are extremely versatile. They enable via the standardized IO-Link protocol a consistent communication from IO-Link device level to the PLC level. The Gateways act as a fieldbus participant within the EtherCAT network.
At a glance:
- Connection of IO-Link devices (V1.0 and V1.1) or any other standard I/O device to the IO-Link Master via 8 parametrizable ports
- Configuration via engineering tool of the EtherCAT PLC (EoE-capable)
- Integrated webserver
- All advantages of the IO-Link technology such as consistant diagnosis, easy installation and automated parametrization could be completely used
- High machine availablity thanks to quick and error-free interchangebility of sensors