IO-Link IP65/67 connection technology

IO-Link is a bidirectional point-to-point serial communication link, its transmission and power supply can be based on any network, fieldbus or backplane bus. IP65/67 connection technology In order to realize IP65/67 connection technology, the connection of IO-Link can use M12 standard plug. Usually the sensor uses a 4-pin plug The actuator uses a 5-pin plug. […]

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Definition of the IO-Link protocol and its interfaces

IO-Link is a point-to-point, serial digital communication protocol designed for periodic data exchange between sensors/actuators and controllers (PLCs). The IO-Link protocol was first proposed by Siemens and has now become the international standard IEC 61131-9. With the advancement of Industry 4.0, the use of IO-Link is becoming more and more extensive. In today’s article, we […]

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Gain insight into how robotic system design works

In fact, the use of robots is growing steadily. While some naysayers argue that automation will put people out of work, all the evidence to date shows that robotics can improve productivity, safety, and cost-effectiveness, and actually create new jobs. By the end of this year, the number of industrial robots deployed worldwide is expected […]

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The Role of Microcontrollers (MCUs) in Industrial Automation

This article looks at the role of microcontrollers (MCUs) in industrial automation, in particular how they provide real-world interfaces to sensors and actuators. It discusses combining high-performance cores such as ARM®’s Cortex™-M3 with precision and specialized peripherals such as Analog Devices’ ADuCM360 and EMF32 families. It also examines relatively new protocols for this application area, […]

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How to Repurpose the LTC2874 Hot Swap Channels

IO-Link is a communication standard for the point-to-point three-wire interface of smart sensors and actuators in industrial applications. IO-Link extends the traditional interface capabilities of these devices from a simple NC/NO switch interface (standard IO or SIO mode) to a bidirectional intelligent interface capable of kb/s or one of COM3 — 230.4kb/s) to transmit additional […]

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Industry 4.0 Ready Ultrasonic Ranging Sensor Reference Design with IO-Link Interface

This solution is an Industry 4.0 ready reference design with an IO-Link control interface containing an M12 mounted ultrasonic ranging sensor suitable for harsh environment object detection and distance measurement in factory and industrial automation applications, with results independent of the measured object Color, transparency and surface properties as well as the influence of the […]

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PLC Solutions for Industrial Internet of Things

Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) applications promise to increase the efficiency of complex industrial systems. Since it is the next generation of microcontroller-based programmable logic controllers (PLCs) that enable these IIoT applications, developers are challenged to support the various industrial interfaces required in these systems while making the device Compact enough to fit in factory […]

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RECOM technology application: power supply of state detection sensor

Effective maintenance of complex industrial processes is critical to maintaining productivity and reducing costs. Condition monitoring (CBM) is an alternative to regular maintenance schedules that uses data from sensors in the Industrial Internet of Things to monitor trends in performance before failures occur. This article will explore this topic and recommend suitable power modules for […]

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Italian French semiconductor releases Industrial Intelligent Sensor Evaluation Kit to accelerate application design based on Io link transceiver and STM32 MCU

China, december15,2021 – with a thin 45.8mm x 8.3mm motherboard as a highlight, the steval-iod04kt1 industrial sensor kit of STMicroelectronics can simplify developers’ development of compact IO link (IEC 61131-9) sensors for point-to-point bidirectional communication applications independent of fieldbus. The motherboard integrates stm32g0 microcontroller of STMicroelectronics, l6364w IO link transceiver, iis2mdc high-precision 3-axis digital output […]

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How to use the switch sensor to detect two different stacking heights

1. Application challenges The conveyor line connects independent production stations in complex segmented production plants to optimize the production process of intermediate products. The number of items in each transport box on the conveyor line can be different. When the box arrives at the production station, grasp to remove the items in the box one […]

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