Rockwell Automation's ArmorBlock IO-Link master stores up to 40 timestamps of sensor events on each channel.
Rockwell Automation’s ArmorBlock IO-Link master offers detailed sensor diagnostics in harsh operating environments. The device builds on the company’s IO-Link portfolio with event and process timestamping capabilities for on-machine applications. The new IO-Link master stores up to 40 timestamps of sensor events on each channel. This event history can help users track changes and more easily diagnose issues. Input timestamps of all sensor data also can be sent to the controller upon a change of state. These and other diagnostics available through the device can reduce issue-resolution time by as much as 90 percent, improve preventive maintenance and optimize overall system performance. The ArmorBlock IO-Link master includes connectivity for up to eight IO-Link sensors. The master and sensors share an IP address, helping end users reduce the cost and time to commission equipment.