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 IO-Link masters for this purpose, which are connected to a PC via USB or a wireless connection. Each IO-Link device has an IODD (IO Device Description-file). The device tool takes the IODD, which enables it to present the device on the screen and to read, write, and edit process data, parameters, and diagnostics. (more…)