Wenglor’s new IO-Link master allowing intelligent data communication

Treotham introduces the new Wenglor EP0L001 IO-Link master, designed to
offer an ideal, multiprotocol module for consistent communication right up to
the field level.

The new Wenglor EP0L001 IO-Link master allows up to eight
IO-Link-compatible sensors and actuators in accordance with IO-Link standards
1.0 and 1.1 to be easily and flexibly incorporated into the control level via
industrial Ethernet.

Within the context of fully networked Industry 4.0 production and logistics centres,
as well as smart machines and process optimisation by means of predictive
maintenance, the new EP0L001 I/O-Link master is the perfect interface between
the controller and intelligent field devices.

Wenglor’s new IO-Link master is the ideal connection module for linking
up to higher network levels for the new generation of photoelectronic sensors
included in the PNG//smart series featuring highly communicative,
high-performance sensors. Participants exchange real-time data concerning
system statuses during the running process, and can thus be dynamically
adjusted to changing operating conditions. This permits continuous process
optimisation, assures production quality and avoids system standstills.

The eight IO-Link-compatible freely configurable M12 ports offer maximum
flexibility where module allocation is concerned, and reduce the costs of each
channel to a minimum.

Product highlights include: Four of the eight ports laid out as class B
variants to make available increased load current as frequently required by
actuators; powerful actuators covered thanks to continuous load current of up
to 2 A per class B port (total: 8 A); supply power to all components assured by
the new L-coded M12 plugs, which also allow additional field modules to be
connected; and electrical isolation ensuring module communication is not
interrupted and disturbances are quickly eliminated in the event of failure of a
terminal device.

A total of 12 digital inputs, eight digital outputs or configuration by
means of eight IO-Link-compatible ports offer the greatest possible connection
diversity and efficient use of the master.

The IO-Link master’s ability to communicate with the PROFINET and
EtherNet/IP industrial Ethernet protocols delivers many advantages. The
respective protocol can be selected at the master with the rotary encoder
switch, thus making further devices superfluous. The two switch ports permit
connection via line or ring topology. Depending on the utilised protocol, the
IO-Link master fulfils functions such as fast start-up, shared device and
Device Level Ring, and supports the media redundancy protocol.

Key features of the new IO-Link master also include an extremely rugged
and compact zinc die-cast housing designed for harsh industrial conditions and
offering IP65/ IP67/ IP69k protection; ability to work reliably in cold or hot
ambient conditions, in an operating temperature range of -20¡C to +70¡C; and low
500g weight also qualifying the unit for moving applications or mounting
directly to machines.

For more information, please visit the Treotham Automation website www.treotham.com.au or call 1300 65 75 64.

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