Recognizing the market trend for communication at the sensor level, Banner added IO-Link communication to the value leading DF-G1 fiber amplifier. With IO-Link, the machine builder can achieve point-to-point communication over the last meter of cable when the amplifier is connected to IO-Link to Bus Network adapter.
A focus on a simple set-up and configuration, stable performance, and competitive pricing guided the development of the DF-G1. An updated mechanical design, with an improved fiber clamp and a sleek look-and-feel, makes the DF-G1 a compelling upgrade to the D10 product line. This dual display fiber amplifier expands the range of applications and customers Banner can serve with plastic and glass fiber optic assemblies.
Benefits of IO-Link Communications
- Sensor parameters can be changed, save to and uploaded from a PC using a USB to IO-Link converter and standard DTM (Device Type Manager) files and a FDT (Field Device Tool) container software such as PACTware. This enables storing and documentation of the sensor parameter lists for auditing or replacement of sensors.
- The second output (white wire / Pin 2) continues to operate at full response speed when communication is occurring over the IO-Link output (black wire / Pin 4) allowing both a high speed response time output and sensor performance logging to occur in simultaneously.