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IO-Link: Did You Know?

Did you know that IO-Link protects against incorrect device replacement?

If a sensor has to be replaced, this is usually done at a hectic pace since the machine must go back into operation as quickly as possible. Often, there is no specially trained staff available for this task. For this reason, IO-Link takes a different course. Developed as an interface “by practitioners for practitioners”, it has a variety of integrated options to maximize the ease and reliability of device replacement.

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Tech Tip: What Is PROFINET DCP?

DCP is part of the PROFINET protocol suite and stands for “Discovery and Configuration Protocol”.  It is used by the engineering tool and controller to discover devices, identify device information, and configure device settings such as PROFINET device name and IP address on a PROFINET network. PROFINET DCP is an Ethernet link layer protocol and […]

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IO-Link: Did You Know?

Did you know that IO-Link has an incredible number of parameter assignment methods? This article takes a look at five different use cases for accessing IO-Link devices and how configuration settings can be transferred to them. Example 1: How are parameters assigned for an IO-Link device that is simply lying on the table? Several manufacturers offer […]

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IO-Link: Did You Know?

Did you know that IO-Link wiring needs only 3 wires of a parallel cable instead of 19? The simple motto 3 instead of 19 wires vividly describes the saving potential of IO-Link compared to conventional wiring. The user benefits are made clear using the example of a passive distributor with 8 M12 connections. For comparison […]

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Understanding PROFIBUS Diagnostics

One of the many reasons for PROFIBUS’ success over the years has been the ability of PROFIBUS diagnostics to pinpoint instrument problems in a running system. This tech tip’s purpose is to give you a better understanding of the mechanics of how PROFIBUS diagnostics work and to show how the information is reported.

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IO-Link: Did You Know?

Did you know that the benefits of IO-Link are built on three pillars? The tremendous success of IO-Link rests on three pillars whose value is clearly recognized no matter the industry sector: simplified installation, simplified parameter assignment, and diagnostics.

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