IO-Link sensors for Industry 4.0 are now available

14-06-2022 | PVL | Test & Measurement

PVL has launched a new range of IO-Link equipped sensors for deploying in Industry 4.0. systems. The new sensors are manufactured by Euroswitch Spa.

The innovative new range of sensors includes 987 Differential Pressure Transmitter piston operated, 2-10 bar pressure range with 1O-Link and 2 PNP contacts; ESL level/temperature sensor with 4-20mA signal output and especially developed to monitor the level of a fluid, offering two settable PNP or NPN thresholds, for level or temperature; and EST Temperature Sensor with standard operating temperature of -20C to +100C (others on request), 4-20mA signal output, two digital PNP/NPN.

The common denominator of the new sensors is the combination of the IO-Link protocol for point-to-point communication between a compatible IO system and a device in the field. Being an open standard, it lets the bidirectional data exchange between sensors and the devices that support it. Each sensor has an IODD file that describes the device and its IO-Link functions.

IO-Link communication provides many advantages, including the possibility of utilising a standard unshielded three-wire cable, advanced diagnostics and increased data availability, remote configuration and monitoring, and simplified device replacement. All advantages translate into an improvement in machine management and an gain in process efficiency, with the consequent decrease of overall costs.

Steve Moorey, managing director of PVL, says, “The new IO-Link equipped sensors from Euroswitch provide short-range bi-directional, point-to-point, digital, wired or wireless industrial communications to meet the growing demands of industry 4.0 in manufacturing, measuring, monitoring and process control. They can be deployed in systems to economically optimise industrial automated processes and operations.”