IO-Link: The open communication standard for sensors and actuators
The digital communication of intelligent field devices and the transmission of process, device and diagnostic data are becoming increasingly important in process automation.
IO-Link, a fieldbus-independent communication protocol, enables the connection of field devices (e.g. sensors, actuators) to the controller via a point-to-point connection.
IO-Link can be easily and flexibly integrated into all standard fieldbus and automation systems and is characterised by its high efficiency and excellent diagnostic capabilities. But what is IO-Link exactly? Which data can be transmitted? And which advantages does IO-Link offer?