IO-link hub for industrial automation, sensor and IoT applications

06-06-2024 | Mouser Electronics | Test & Measurement

Mouser Electronics, Inc. now offers Banner Engineering's R130C discrete IO-Link hub. This compact, top-exit IO-Link hub enables connections for up to 16 non-IO-Link devices into an IO-Link system for industrial automation, sensor networks, supervisory control, data acquisition, and IoT applications.

The company's R130C eight-port discrete IO-Link hub uses industry-standard top-exit M12-connectivity and 16-discrete PNP inputs for efficient and cost-effective mounting on machines near sensors, resulting in fewer wires and space savings in control cabinets by eradicating costly PLC input cards. The hub also supplies power to other devices, with four amps shared across all eight ports, for lighting products and other devices without the use of splitters. It also has I/O status LEDs, visible from the top or side of the device, significantly easing troubleshooting for the device, regardless of mounting location.

Mouser also stocks the company's R95C IO-Link hubs to convert and consolidate discrete and analog signals into an IO-Link or Modbus data stream. The R95C-8B21-KQ is a bimodal-to-IO-Link device converter that connects discrete inputs and sends the value to the IO-Link master. These hubs offer eight ports, four-pin M12 integral quick disconnects, and an IO-Link interface with two configurable I/O pins per port that support PNP or NPN inputs and outputs.

When combined with the company's IO-Link Masters, the hubs can transmit eight to 16 signals via IO-Link to the customer's HMI, PLC, or other network devices. Each hub is equipped with eight industry-standard M12 ports, where the input ports can be customised individually.


By Seb Springall

Seb Springall is a seasoned editor at Electropages, specialising in the product news sections. With a keen eye for the latest advancements in the tech industry, Seb curates and oversees content that highlights cutting-edge technologies and market trends.