Integrating IO-Link Devices into CIP Networks

Technical Abstract

IO-Link was introduced in factory automation in the year 2009 as a new communication interface for small sensors and actuators. By now more than 50 companies are using IO-Link in their products and are supporting IO-Link technology. This communication technology allows integration of small devices from different vendors into a variety of field buses and PLCs. The current IO-Link Version (V1.1) is being standardized in IEC 61131-9. This presentation describes the progress the ODVA IO-Link Integration SIG has made to define IO-Link Master behavior and other aspects of IO-Link integration into CIP.

Paper and presentation from the 2014 ODVA Industry Conference & 16th Annual Meeting

Pat Telljohann, Rockwell Automation