Upcoming Webinar: Introduction to IO-Link

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Upcoming Webinar:
An Introduction to IO-Link for End-Users and Device Vendors

This webinar will cover a structured introduction to IO-Link, including helpful content for end-users and device vendors alike. It includes details on the organization, suitable applications, the protocol, its implementation, and much more.


Date: Tuesday, May 25th, 2021

Time: 11:00 AM -12:00 PM (MST)

Location: Online (GoToWebinar)

Host: PROFIBUS and PROFINET North America

Price: No-cost


• IO-Link Consortium
• Features and Functionality
• Applications and Benefits
• Latest News
• Adding IO-Link to Your Device
• Resources and Q&A

Seats are limited. We hope you can join us.

Register Online

About IO-Link

IO-Link is the first I/O technology for communicating with sensors and actuators to be adopted as an international standard as described in IEC 61131-9. This technology enables the cyclic exchange of digital input and output process data as well as the acyclic exchange of parameter and diagnosis data between a Master and its associated Devices. A Master can be coupled via a gateway to an upper-level system such as a Fieldbus with a PLC.

IO-Link is a serial, bi-directional point-to-point connection for signal transmission and energy supply under any networks, fieldbuses, or backplane buses. It is based on the familiar 3-conductor connection for a digital switching signal, in which the switching signal is issued as a serial telegram. With IO-LInk, information can be exchanged in the form of a serial protocol between the I/O level and the field device.

The IO-Link system offers decisive benefits as a digital interface for connecting sensors/actuators.


  • Open standard according to IEC 61131-9
  • Tool-supported parameter assignment and central data management
  • Simple, standardized wiring and a significantly reduced variety of interfaces for sensors/actuators
  • Consistent communication between sensors/actuators and the controller
  • Consistent diagnostic information down to the sensor/actuator level
  • Dynamic change of sensor/actuator parameters by the controller or the operator on the HMI
  • Automatic parameter reassignment for device replacement during operation
  • Integrated device identification