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Balluff BNI00E1 and BNI00AZ IO-Link masters provide flexibility in designing controls architectures.
Balluff latest family of IO-Link masters from provide more flexibility in designing controls architectures with Smart IO-Link devices. The Device Integration IO-Link masters — BNI00E1 (Ethernet/IP) and BNI00AZ (Profinet) — feature 4x Type A IO-Link ports and 4x Type B IO-Link ports, each with up to 2A of output per channel to meet a wider range of requirements. The units also feature M12 T-coded power connections capable of up to 12A of power. These IO-Link masters feature 9A of galvanically isolated output power with up to 2A per port on Type B ports to drive high amperage devices such as pneumatic or hydraulic valves. The master’s webserver capabilities allow for remote configuring, parameterizing and monitoring IO-Link devices with IODD files without the need for additional software.