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IO-Link devices

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Specials IO-link modules

Jun 22, 2016

Murrelektronik offers ‘IODD on board’ which allows to ‘Plug & Play’ when integrating IO-Link devices. It allows setting up machines and systems with IO-Link devices even faster. An IODD (IO Device Description) file describes sensors and valves. It contains information about the device’s identity, parameters, process data, diagnosis data communication properties and other details. Murrelektronik's new MVK Metal and Impact67 fieldbus modules have IODD files (for participating manufacturers IO-Link devices) integrated into the GSD file. If those devices - like IO-Link sensors or valve clusters - are included in an installation, this database is available and can be quickly integrated. Prior to this, each new IO-Link master had to be individually integrated into the software taking up valuable time. If a large number of identical sensors had to be connected, the process had to be repeated for each new device on the network. This was a time consuming and errorprone process. These new modules also integrate IO-Link devices via asynchronous access.

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