IO-Link connection units
Multi-protocol for standardized system design
IO-Link masters from Leuze are capable of working with different protocols. They support the Ethernet-based fieldbus protocols PROFINET and Ethernet/IP* for complex, real-time industrial communication, as well as Modbus TCP to connect to simpler PLCs, operating terminals, or SCADA systems. This means that the modules can be used with most popular controls. The level of standardization of the machine is increased, and the lower complexity results in reduced stocking costs and less complex maintenance.
Leuze is also offering a device model based on the OPC UA standard, which can be integrated directly into cloud-based systems. With its web-based configuration, it can also be operated as a standalone solution.
Easy wiring thanks to standard M12 Power connectors
The IO-Link modules from Leuze are powered via standard M12 Power connectors. Thanks to multi-protocol capability, a single device type can thus be used for Ethernet and PROFINET connection. This reduces the number of models needed and thus simplifies stocking.
With a maximum admissible current of up to 16 A, the L-coded M12 connectors also offer around 80% more power than 7/8" connectors. This means that many more modules can be daisy-chained without requiring any additional power. Fewer power supplies are needed and parallel wiring is reduced, so that even tight installation spaces can be exploited to the fullest extent.
Convenient configuration and diagnostic options
The MD7 system offers high data and process transparency. The masters offer a multitude of ways to retrieve diagnostic data and status information – either right on the device or via a web server. The integrated web server with IODD interpreter also allows for the IO-Link devices connected to be fully configured.
And with the Leuze Service Tool (available soon), we are offering another powerful software with the following functions (among others):
- Device management: Find Leuze devices automatically in the network, display of device type and firmware version
- Efficient network configuration, e.g., IP address assignment
- Fast identification of individual devices in the network using the WINK function (flashing LED display)
- Backup of device settings
System expertise from IO-Link experts
A coordinated system of IO-Link masters and sensors from Leuze increases the level of standardization of your machine. IO-Link hubs allow for a large number of digital sensors to be cost-effectively integrated into your system. As one of the founding members of the IO-Link consortium, Leuze has been actively involved in the further development of the open interface standard since 2002. This ensures that I/O modules with IO-Link technology from Leuze also communicate smoothly with components from other manufacturers, thus giving you a future-proof investment.