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New IO-Link Master from wenglor allows Intelligent Data Communication

wenglor sensoric

The new EP0L001 IO-Link Master from wenglor sensoric offers Intelligent Data Communication, what the company describes as the perfect interface between the controller and smart sensor technology.

Up to eight IO-Link-compatible sensors and actuators, in accordance with IO-Link standards 1.0 and 1.1, can be easily and flexibly incorporated into the control level via industrial Ethernet with this product.

The company said that within the context of fully networked Industry 4.0 production and logistics centers, as well as smart machines and process optimization by means of predictive maintenance, the new EP0L001 I/O-Link master is the perfect interface between the controller and intelligent field devices.

What’s more, for the new generation of photoelectronic sensors included in the PNG//smart series with highly communicative and high-performance sensors, it’s the ideal connection module for linking up to higher network levels. Participants exchange real-time data concerning system statuses during the running process, and can thus be dynamically adjusted to changing operating conditions.

The extremely rugged and compact zinc die-cast housing is ideal, said the company, for harsh industrial conditions thanks to IP65/IP67/IP69k protection. Whether cold, or hot ambient conditions prevail, the IO-Link master works reliably at temperatures within a range of -20 to +70° C. It’s minimal weight of just 500 g also qualifies the unit for moving applications or mounting directly to machines.

wenglor also offers suitable connection components.

Product highlights

  • 8 flexibly configurable, IO-Link-compatible M12 ports
  • 2D-coded switch ports, configurable for connection to PROFINET or EtherNet/IPTM
  • Rugged, compact zinc die-cast housing
  • Integrated web server.