ASi and IO-Link – A perfect pair on the field level
Looking for an easy way to incorporate intelligent IO-Link sensors into your PLC ? Especially in exactly the location where they are needed ? Then use the IO-Link Masters from Bihl+Wiedemann . Both systems supplement each other ideally: IO-Link with its point-to-point wiring and ASi as an installation system .
Configuration and sensor replacement made easyConfiguring the IO-Link sensors is really simple – either from the PLC to the sensor, or directly in ASIMON360 . And sensors can be replaced with no need for cumbersome parameter downloading , since the sensor data are stored directly in the IO-Link Master.
Fig.: IO-Link Masters – with 4 IO-Link Ports Class A (BWU2853) or with 4 IO-Link Ports Class B (BWU3020) – an optimal match with the IO-Link products from many different manufacturers of binary actuators and sensors as well as analog sensors.
Advantages of the ASi / IO-Link Combination
- Optimal granularity – IO-Link Masters can be installed and easily retrofitted right there where they are needed
- Free topology choice
- Reduced cabling efforts and expense, since all the data are on a single (ASi) cable – data from standard sensors, intelligent sensors and safety devices
- Comprehensive machine diagnostics is available – for all higher automation levels and Industry 4.0 applications
- The integrated OPC UA server allows ASi masters to provide the process and diagnostics data in structured form and regardless of the controller brand