IO-Link master modules
By DE StaffAutomation Motion Control Machine Building
STRIDE and Murrelektronik modules convert IO-Link signals to/from EtherNet/IP, OPC UA and MQTT.
AutomationDirect announced it has added STRIDE and Murrelektronik IO-Link master modules and hubs to its existing field I/O product line. IO-Link master modules are the interface between field devices and higher-level controllers/information systems, controling data traffic between the connected devices. The two added IO-Link master modules convert IO-Link signals to/from EtherNet/IP, OPC UA and MQTT. The STRIDE module converts IO-Link data to EtherNet/IP messages, while the Murrelektronik module also includes conversion to OPC and MQTT. The IO-Link hubs provide up to 16 multifunctional DIO channels that allow several standard sensors and actuators to connect to an IO-Link master using a single cable.