Industrial Internet of Things

IIoT has revolutionized industrial manufacturing by enabling access to greater amounts of data both quickly and more efficiently. A number of innovative companies have started to implement IIoT by leveraging intelligent, connected devices in their factories.

Industrial Internet of Things

The industrial internet of things is an interconnected web of devices that can be monitored from a remote location. Additionally, such devices can monitor and communicate with each other through advanced computer programs and algorithms.

Pepperl+Fuchs Comtrol's IO-Link master gateways provide the most versatile industrial IO-Link master solutions supporting the industry’s leading protocols, including EtherNet/IP, PROFINET IO, and Modbus TCP. The masters come with a full web-based configuration approach with no need for any additional software or a higher-level PLC.

Together with an integrated OPC UA interface, the IO-Link masters are the ideal solution for cloud-based applications—paving the way for future Industry 4.0 scenarios.

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Future-Proof Interface

Comprehensive sensor data that delivers the necessary information for new applications is the foundation for every Industry 4.0 application. A cross-vendor communication technology, IO-Link has become standard in diverse applications. It is also seen as the foundation for the global availability of data and information that is necessary for Industry 4.0. With the help of IO-Link, even the simplest sensors and actuators can deliver process values, identification, and diagnostic data across the entire asset structure.

Complete Integration

With Industrial Internet of Things or Industry 4.0 you have access to complete integration into overall industrial communication systems.

Easy Sensor Replacement

Since all Version 1.1 IO-Link devices feature a data storage function, sensor replacement is especially convenient. Process-specific device parameters are saved inside the device and IO-Link master, making it possible to replace sensors during operation with no new parameterization required.

Increased Uptime

IIoT enables reliable sensor identification and access to all process data, diagnostic data, and device information down to the sensor/actuator level. This leads to reduced probability of failure while optimizing maintenance planning.

Features of IO-Link

IO-Link System
IO-Link is a communication standard for connecting smart sensors and actuators to an automation system. An IO-Link system consists of a point-to-point connection between an IO-Link device and master. The IO-Link master establishes the connection between IO-Link devices and the automation system. Users benefit from the following advantages: data storage, remote parameterization, extended diagnostics, and reduced cabling.
MultiLink™ through Pepperl+Fuchs Comtrol’s Masters allow IO-Link device communication to multiple industrial Ethernet protocols, simultaneously. Allowing you to bypass the PLC and send data straight to the cloud via OPC UA or MQTT.
Auto-Device Replacement (ADR)/Data Storage
Allows an IO-Link device to be automatically configured using previously stored values. Quick and easy replacement of failed or damaged sensors or actuators which means reduced downtime and maintenance costs. IO-Link devices have to be v1.1 or greater to use this feature.
Remote Parameterization
Pepperl+Fuchs Comtrol’s IO-Link Master enables remote communication from a control system to an IO-Link device for parameter changing. Tools and files are available depending on the protocol used. In addition, you can change an IO-Link device’s configuration using the Pepperl+Fuchs Comtrol IO-Link Master web interface without a PLC or HMI. Both PDI (process data input) and PDO (process data output) parameters can be changed.

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What advantages does IIoT offer for my plant? How do I incorporate the technology into my existing communication system? We are happy to answer these and other questions. Just send us a message or arrange a personal consultation with one of our experts.