Unitronics has launched its IO-Link solution to enhance the automation experience of its customers. This new product offering encompasses IO-Link, which has been standardized by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). IO-Link is a fieldbus communication solution for sensors, actuators, and mechatronics that can be integrated into any existing fieldbus, information technology, or automation system. Thanks to the popularity of IO-Link, users can pick and choose which components they want for their applications.
Unitronics’ IO-Link solution, which does not require any coding, makes it easy for machine builders to effortlessly streamline their operations. It only takes one click to connect Unitronics' IO-Link with other components in the automation ecosystem. This automated setup process solves the issue of manual configurations and related problems. It is designed to keep things easy and simple since all controllers support IO-Link via the Ethernet/IP communication protocol. The programming consists of two easy steps - after dragging and dropping the configuration, all that needs to be done is assigning IP addresses. Once done, all communications are completely transparent and seamless.
Easy integration and setup
Also, the IO-Link solution of Unitronics is not just a standalone feature but a vital part of Unitronics' end-to-end approach to automation. The added value of IO-Link is its capability to provide any application with easy setup, a simple architecture, and straightforward diagnostics. Combined with UniLogic, Unitronics’ drag & drop all-in-one software for developing PLC and HMI apps in one environment, implementing the IO-Link bi-directional data transfer is quick and easy thanks to its drag & drop configuration. This makes it the ideal option to avoid issues such as intricate wiring and cumbersome setup processes.
Unitronics has always been at the forefront of integrating intelligence into automation, and IO-Link is a testament to that commitment. This new offering enhances the Unitronics product family, bringing additional benefits to the all-in-one offering by unifying intelligence across the system. Machine builders now have access to a single, comprehensive platform that integrates IO-Link effortlessly, which ensures the seamless operation of all connected components, including controllers, sensors, and actuators.