READ THE LATEST
DIGITAL ISSUE

Design Solutions

Site search Advanced


ifm introduces multiport flexibility for IO-Link users

24 May 2021

Combining convenience with economy and flexibility, the new IO-Link input/output modules from ifm electronic offer 8 multifunctional input/output ports, each of which can be freely configured as a digital input or output. In PerformanceLine versions, the ports can additionally be configured as analogue inputs. This means that the modules can be matched to the exact requirements of the application, eliminating the need to buy, for example, a separate analogue input module when only one analogue channel is needed in a particular location.

The new modules are available in PerformanceLine and StandardLine versions that support the connection of an external auxiliary supply to power sensors, and as line-powered versions that derive power from the standard IO-Link connection and require no additional power source. Output capacity for the PerformanceLine versions is 2 A per channel, for the StandardLine versions it is 1.8 A per four channels, and for the line-powered version it is 1 A per eight channels.

The PerformanceLine and StandardLine modules, with auxiliary supply option, provide full isolation between the sensor and actuator supplies, which means that the actuators can be switched off while leaving the sensors powered. In addition, to provide maximum versatility, PerformanceLine types support both cyclical and acyclical operation allowing the port function to be changed dynamically

The ifm configurable multiport IO-Link input/output modules are available in housings with IP ratings to suit all industrial environments. The PerformanceLine modules are best suited to the industrial environment where IP65, IP67 and resistance to collants and oils is needed. The Standardline versions are available in versions to suit both industrial and washdown environments with protection ratings upto IP68/69K. All incorporate full short-circuit protection along with individual status indication for each channel and additional diagnostics available at the PLC.

www.ifm.com

Industry Connections: IFM Electronic Ltd


 
Search for a product/supplier:
 
   
-July 2021+
SMTWTFS
27282930123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
25262728293031
1234567