What is IO-Link
IO-link is simply flexible - optimisation of the production process through communication down to the lowest field level. Flexibility, process optimisation and ease of remote maintenance are important performance parameters of machines and plants. Thanks to sensors with IO-link, the lower field level is now also accessible to the plant operator. With minimal costs, it is possible to call up sensor information, parameters and diagnostics in order to optimally evaluate the plant status. The very powerful point-to-point communication of IO-link is based on the well-known three-wire sensor connection without any additional requirements for cabling. IO-link is therefore not a field bus, but an extension of today's reliable sensor connection technology. IO-link is a serial bi-directional point-to-point connection for signal transmission and power supply among any networks and field buses.