The new IO-Link Smart Light from Balluff is equipped with all features for fundamentally revolutionising the signal light sector. It is the first light that can be flexibly adapted to nearly every requirement without complex configuration via hardware. The otherwise typical costly combination of different-coloured modules to form a light is no longer needed, as this device can also be adapted to its new task ad hoc on-the fly via the controller. Even products that can be set by means of DIP switches are not much of an alternative as they cannot be changed during running operation.
The Balluff Smart Light can do much more than signal the system operator certain predefined operating states with just three colours. Even tendencies, developments and trends of physical values can be represented. Temperature states, fill levels of systems or even the position of a carriage via a position sensor system can be visualised on the column, which may be up to 20 LEDs tall.
For connection and installation, just one simple, unshielded, three-wire sensor cable – as is typical for IO-Link – is needed, and the LED signal column offers functionality and possibilities with its three operating modes “Stacklight”, “Level” and “Run”.
To find out more about the IO-Link Smart Light from Balluff, please go to www.balluff.co.uk.