8-port master brings fast standard I/Os and IO-Link together

Do you want to transmit standard signals as quickly as possible and use IO-Link at the same time? Then use one of our IO-Link masters, which we offer with 1, 2, 4, and 8 ports: When configured accordingly, they can transmit all standard signals up to 16 I/Os in just 1.27 ms – regardless of how many bytes of IO-Link data are transmitted in parallel. Every M12 socket has two signals that can be configured as two I/Os or one I/O and IO-Link communication.

Fig.: Through the ability to flexibly configure the ports, no additional standard digital modules are required – as can be seen here with the 8-port IO-Link master BWU4386.

Advantages of IO-Link with Bihl+Wiedemann

  • High level of fieldbus independence – Our solution is suitable for all fieldbus systems, e.g., PROFINET, EtherNet/IP, EtherCAT, Sercos or POWERLINK.
  • Simple configuration – IO-Link is perfectly embedded in ASi-5 and our user-friendly
    PC software. Our new video tutorial demonstrates how easy it is to configure.
  • Save on IO hubs – If a particularly large number of I/Os need to be transferred, it pays to use our ASi-5 16 I/O modules, e.g., BWU4230. This eliminates the need for an IO-Link master and additional connection cables.
  • Clever wiring concept – IO-Link devices, standard sensors, and safety modules are all connected to a single two-wire cable using piercing technology. Since no connectors and pre-assembled cables are needed, you also save valuable resources.
  • Reduced total costs – Our IO-Link masters with 4 ports are, for instance, about 50% cheaper than comparable modules from other manufacturers. Click here to view our main cost comparison.

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