Intelligent sensors reduce maintenance and increase uptime
Test & Measurement
Maxim Integrated Products has announced its MAX14827A dual IO-Link transceiver has been adopted by Omron Corporation. The high-performing device utilizes IO-Link sensors to reduce maintenance and increase uptime, provides continuous diagnostics and monitoring at Omron’s customers’ production sites. It dissipates >50% less heat than other solutions and is the smallest solution available.
IO-Link, a standardized IO technology which has rapidly been adopted in Europe, is now tracking on the same growth curve in the Japan market. It has recently been attracting attention as a technology to realize smart factory applications by seamlessly connecting facilities with various plant sensors through digital communications. Recognizing the importance of IO-Link, Maxim has developed a variety of products using technology, including products like the ransceiver in new Industry 4.0 applications.