Balluff's 16 Port IO-Link Master with PROFINET offers scalable controls architecture for high I/O density applications.
Balluff introduced an extra-long PROFINET based IO-Link master block with 16 IO-Link ports. If sensor/actuator hubs are connected to this IO-Link master, up to 256 I/O signals can be processed. When combined with Balluff expansion I/O hubs, up to 480 I/O signals can be processed. Each IO-Link port can transmit up to 32 bytes of process data in cyclical form, as well as parameter or diagnostic data acyclically at each port. Total capacity of this module is 1024 bytes of process data. Like all Balluff PROFINET modules, the 16 port master has an integrated display, integrated switch and built-in webserver.