Why Sensors Should be Connected to your Control System
Your sensors can tell you a lot and they can help keep your products moving at the quality you want. But what’s the point if it isn’t communicating to your control system, or that all your sensors are connected where you can view any sensor from any part of your facility and from all your facilities, from one dashboard?
IO-Link Technology is a worldwide open-standard protocol that integrates sensors into our Connected Enterprise by connecting the IO-Link enabled device into an IO-Link master module. You can deliver data from the sensor directly into a control system in a very efficient manner.
Through IO-Link you can access all sensor configuration parameters, process data and diagnostics. You can go beyond detecting products on your machine – now you can MONITOR your machine‘s health as it runs. It can monitor the heath of your sensor, if disconnected and if re-connected automatically configure the sensor to what it was.
- Monitor machine health
- Monitor and notify of sensor health
- No reconfiguration of sensor necessary if disconnected
- Sensor data from all sensors in a facility or all your facilities, on one dashboard
- Application specific names per sensor
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Watch about it here: Sensors on IO-Link Can Enable the Connected Enterprise
The Types of I/O Link Sensors:
- Bulletin 42EF RightSight General Purpose Sensors
- Bulletin 42JS and 42JT VisiSight Sensors
- Bulletin 45CRM Color Registration Mark Sensors
- Bulletin 45LMS Laser Measurement Sensors
- Bulletin 871C Mini Tubular Sensors
- Bulletin 871FM Mini Flat Pack Sensors
- Bulletin 871TM Tubular Stainless Steel Sensors
- Bulletin 1734 POINT I/O Modules