Exceptional performance in PLC-based applications
Posted to News on 16th Nov 2023, 11:00

Exceptional performance in PLC-based applications

Exceptional performance in PLC-based applications

The new ICE11 IO-Link master from Pepperl+Fuchs for PLC-based applications is multiprotocol-capable and now supports not only PROFINET, EtherNet/IP and MODBUS TCP but also EtherCAT and CC-Link IE Field Basic. It can be used worldwide in various application areas such as robotics, intralogistics, and motion control applications.

IO-Link masters enable efficient and reliable communication between management and sensor/actuator levels. They transmit sensor data to higher-level information systems and can also receive data from there.

The IO-Link masters are extremely powerful and can be used for real-time applications with cycle times down to the microsecond range, depending on the protocol used. For instance, the EtherCAT variant offers around 250 µs cycle time. The devices also comply with the latest IO-Link standard V1.1.3, making them particularly sustainable.

IO-Link provides additional safety through the diagnostic data of connected devices. This enables reliable condition monitoring and predictive maintenance. Due to their robust and durable housing, the IO-Link masters can be used in harsh industrial environments. They have degree of protection (IP69k), high vibration and shock resistance, and can operate within an extended temperature range of -40 °C to +70 °C.

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