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IO-Link Device Offline Parameterization Using PACTware

When connected to an IO-Link master, IO-Link devices offer a variety of benefits to the control systems in a plant, such as online configuration and parameterization, simplified device exchange, and even data acquisition via OPC UA and MQTT. For commissioning and test reasons, however, you may wish to configure and parameterize an IO-Link device outside the plant. This blog article supports you in offline parameterization of IO-Link devices using PACTware.

By |September 16, 2022|Categories: IO-Link|

Condition Monitoring and Predictive Maintenance with IO-Link Rotary Encoders

With the ENA**TL-**IO-Link, Pepperl+Fuchs was one of the first manufacturers to launch an absolute rotary encoder with IO-Link interface. Learn how you can benefit from easy configuration and integration with this IO-Link rotary encoder, while at the same time monitoring the status of your plants in a cost-effective manner.

By |December 17, 2021|Categories: IO-Link, Applications, Industrial Sensors, Industry 4.0|

How RFID with IO-Link Eases Machine Access

The use of RFID for machine access control and operation is nothing new. Depending on the application, different frequency ranges are used, either LF, HF, or UHF. Recently, there has been a trend that HF read/write heads with IO-Link are increasingly being used for precisely these applications. In this blog article we take a closer look at this topic and show you possible use cases.

By |August 30, 2021|Categories: Applications, IO-Link, RFID, Technologies|

5 Reasons for the Industrial Use of LoRaWAN Technology

As Industry 4.0 grows, interest in radio-based sensors is also increasing. LoRaWAN (Long Range Wide Area Network) is one technology that is becoming more and more popular in this context and is attracting the attention of industrial companies.

By |October 23, 2020|Categories: Industrial Sensors, Industry 4.0, Technologies|

4 Ways to Digitalize Your Factory

4 Ways to Digitalize Your Factory Digitalization can be daunting. But with the right technologies, you can take the following steps to prepare your factory for Industry 4.0: 1) Connect Your Serial Devices to Ethernet If your factory uses barcode scanners, weight scales, RFID readers, or other equipment with a serial interface, a serial-to-Ethernet gateway will enable you to connect these devices to your system network. This gives you the ability to control, monitor, and communicate with the serial devices in your plant from a PLC or industrial PC. With web-based configuration, example programs, and windows-based management application, [...]

By |January 02, 2020|Categories: Industry 4.0, IO-Link, Technologies|

Four Scenarios for Using IO-Link Masters with OPC UA Interface

IO-Link master with OPC UA interface create a uniform basis for continuous information exchange from the field to the cloud. In this article, we will show you what applications are possible with the open data exchange standard.

By |December 06, 2019|Categories: Industry 4.0, IO-Link, Technologies|

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