The new IO-Link system box from Turck Australia is a compact starter kit
designed to enable users to discover the benefits of the digital communication
protocol. The IO-Link devices contained in the box allow users to set up their
own system and gain hands-on experience in the technology.
Featuring Turck’s TBEN-S IO-Link master with four universal PNP
channels, the starter kit also includes one RGB indicator light and two sensors
– the BI10U uprox inductive sensor as well as the RU40U ultrasonic sensor.
The IO-Link devices supply maintenance data for the condition monitoring
of machines and plants as well as user data. Turck’s IO-Link system box also
contains a 230 V power supply unit, compatible cables (M12-M12 and M8-Ethernet
RJ45) as well as a USB memory stick for easier commissioning. The memory medium
also contains the PACTware operating software as well as all IO device
descriptions (IODD) and an IODD DTM Interpreter.
The Simple IO-Link Device Integration (SIDI) software also enables
devices to be integrated in Profinet systems without the need for any
additional software. The SIDI library on Turck’s IO-Link masters not only
includes all of the company’s IO-Link devices as well as those of
optoelectronics partner Banner Engineering, but also several devices of
Other manufacturers can be integrated on request. Therefore, the IO-Link
devices can be selected from the hardware catalogue of a programming
environment such as TIA Portal as if they were submodules of an I/O system.
Important features and parameters such as measuring ranges, output signals or
pulse rates can be changed in the plain text field.