IP20 & IP67 IO-Link Modules are the newest edition to Weidmüller’s already impressive product portfolio. The new master modules feature IEC 61131-9 open standard serial communication protocol for transferring data to/from sensors & actuators. As a result, Weidmüller has greatly enhanced the transparency of operations, all the way down to the sensor-actuator level, drastically improving machine uptime, and allowing diagnostics to be carried out more efficiently.
While there have been major breakthroughs in the field of Electric Power Generation, the concepts that drive the electric transmission & distribution sector remain the same. The world is still yet to turn a new leaf to a more contactless technology for electric transmission, and the case is made all the stronger with the rising complexity of industrial requirements.
The Weidmuller U-Remote strives to achieve state-of-the-art technological breakthroughs for its clients and users. PLCs are a vital component of any automation industry, but long-gone are the days when PLCs alone were enough for maximizing efficiency within production lines. Associated equipment such as Remote I/O units have become an essential component for speed, power and accuracy.
The U-Remote is the perfect example of a Remote I/O as it allows all kinds of processes to be sped up, thanks to its highly compact build, intelligent processing capabilities and usability.
Industrial I/O devices have become a much-needed compulsion in the world of automation and form the nervous system of modern machines. Reliable and instant remote monitoring and control of equipment, control-systems, DBs, etc. have always been the key goals of all industrial plants. Since the inception of computers or more specifically PLC (programmable logic controllers), there have been many protocols and gateways that have allowed remote operation in one form or another.
Remote I/O systems are becoming the future of sensor data and system controls. Input and output data and commands make a system function and enable sensors and controls to increase the efficiency of a system. Remote I/O allows for even more functionality of the system by being able to control input and output from different distances depending on the needs of the facility. These remote I/O's connect signals from remote locations and bring them to a central controller system to be utilized without having to be at the location of the signal.
In all factory automation industries, the aim is to minimize the interval between planning & output. This aim has to be met at a time when modularization is advancing at an increasing rate, and systems are becoming more decentralized with every upgrade. Weidmuller has realized these needs early on and combined them into an effective IP-20 remote I/O system.
Interoperability in the field is a make or break feature for any automation equipment. Whether you’re using an I/O link or transmitting high levels of power in a decentralized system, making sure it retains its instantaneous speed is extremely vital for precise operation. With Weidmuller’s U-Remote IP67, you’re always prepared for various growing requirements, thanks to the slim yet high density, multi-protocol system.
Cost or function? That's the choice many design engineers have to make when it comes to I/O. With products like Siemens ET200SP Remote I/O, you can strike a balance between cost and function for the best possible result.
More than just another interface, IO-Link is the smart concept for standardized linking of switching devices and sensors to the control level by means of an economical point-to-point connection. The IO-Link communication standard at the fieldbus level enables centralized fault diagnostics and, because parameter data can be modified dynamically direct from the application, the devices can be adjusted to the prevailing production requirements during operation.