The industry’s first 16-port IO-Link master can host up to 480 configurable I/O on a single PROFINET node when combined with Balluff’s expandable IO-Link hubs. Thus, enhancing the controls architecture to promote modularity today and built-in scalability for the future.
Each of the 16 ports on the device can be configured as a 2-channel standard I/O port or used as an IO-Link port to connect smart sensors from hundreds of IO-Link device suppliers. Or can also be used with Balluff I/O hubs to
scale up the I/O counts. With IO-Link V1.1, this block offers added features such as up to 32bytes of data transfer per port and parameter server functionality for automatic re-configuration of sensors.