Balluff Smart Light Instead of Stack Light with IO-Link

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The popular IO-Link Smart Light from Balluff is now available in three versions. In addition to the current version with a maximum of five segments, there are now two additional versions with one and three segments respectively and optional acoustic signaling.

The new IO-Link Smart Light from Balluff is equipped with all features for fundamentally IO-Link-Smart Lights (Balluff)revolutionizing the signal light sector. It is the first light that can be flexibly adapted to nearly every requirement without complex configuration via hardware. The otherwise typical costly combination of different-colored modules to form a light is no longer needed as this device can also be adapted to its new task ad hoc on-the fly via the controller. Even solutions that can be set by means of DIP switches are not much of an alternative as they cannot be changed during running operation.

The Balluff Smart Light is a true multi-talent, as it can do much more than signal the system operator certain predefined operating states with just three colors. Even tendencies, developments and trends of physical values can be represented. Temperature states, fill levels of systems or even the position of a carriage via a position sensor sys-tem can be visualized on the column, which may be up to 20 LEDs tall.

For connection and installation, just one simple, unshielded, three-wire sensor cable – as is typical for IO-Link – is needed, and already the LED signal column offers maximum functionality and previously un-imagined possibilities with its three operating modes “Stacklight”, “Level” and “Run”.