By DE StaffAutomation Machine Building
Balluff’s CC-Link IE Field Basic network block offers IO-Link and 100 Mbit connectivity.
Balluff launched its CC-Link IE Field Basic network block with IO-Link that offers 100 Mbit Ethernet. The block uses the Seamless Message Protocol (SLMP) for communications and is built into an IP67 metal housing suited for industrial environments. It also provides the benefits of IO-Link, which includes device detection and the automatic transmission of parameter and configuration data. Users can connect up to 16 standard I/Os or eight IO-Link ports. A display window reveals module information, while status LEDs at each port offer easy diagnostics.