IO-Link Communication Standard
Seamless communication right through to the final steps of the process
Consistent cost reduction, high plant availability, and transparency - the requirements of point-to-point industrial communications are constantly increasing. At the same time, the actuators and sensors employed are becoming increasingly intelligent. This is where the open IO-Link communication standard comes in, enabling you to complete the final steps in the process - with data transparency from the sensor/actuator level all the way to the automation level. Not only do you benefit from a simple, consistent and inexpensive point-to-point connection, through which sensors and actuators can be linked to the control level, but also from systematic diagnostic concepts and efficient handling of parameter data on all levels of the automation system. IO-Link is the ideal basis for creating efficient transparency - not only in the control cabinet but also at field level.
IO-Link from Siemens - fully integrated in TIAThe IO-Link solution from Siemens ensures communication between sensors and actuators, and completes the final steps in the process with consistent data transparency. It is thanks to its seamless integration in the Totally Integrated Automation (TIA) concept that this communication standard is really able to develop its full potential - both in the control cabinet and at field level.
Simple integration of sensors and actuators in the data flow
To be equipped for future demands, data transparency and communication must reach down deeper than merely to the control level. So what is the optimum way of integrating and making the most of the growing intelligence of sensors and actuators in the automation system? The answer is supplied by Siemens, in the form of the open communication standard, IO-Link.
IO-Link solutions from Siemens allow you to enjoy maximum precision and cost-effectiveness in any production facility. Enabling data access to the lowest field level not only increases plant availability but also reduces engineering expenditure. The IO-Link communication standard is fully integrated in TIA and offers you many advantages.
Its consistent interoperability results in a high level of investment protection, even with existing machine concepts for allowing the continued use of sensors that have no IO-Link interface. In addition, interoperability gives you a free product choice and you can benefit from guaranteed further development.
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