Extensive Update of the Turck IO-Link Masters Simplifies the Parameterization, Commissioning and Maintenance of IO-Link Devices!

has simplified the integration and handling of IO-Link devices with an extensive web browser update for its block I/O modules.

The new web server with optimized user guidance, an intuitive design, context-based help functions, as well as clever software components such as the IODD Configurator, simplifies commissioning and maintenance of IO-Link devices such as the radar sensors.

IODD Configurator Enables Simpler Integration

Users can thus call up components such as the radar monitor via the browser-based configuration tool without any additional software required. The IODD Configurator provides for example access to the plain text information of all relevant parameters and graphically displays the measurement curve of the sensor. It can now be used as part of the web server update on all current firmware versions of Turck’s IP67-IO-Link TBEN-Lx-8IOL, TBEN-S2-4IOL masters, as well as the FEN20-4IOL IP20 variant.

Integration Directly from Profinet Engineering

The use of Turck’s Simple IO-Link Device Integration (SIDI) considerably simplifies the engineering of IO-Link devices. IO-Link masters with SIDI enable the devices to be handled like genuine Profinet modules with their own GSDML entry. Users can select devices from the device library and integrate them via drop-down fields – without the need for any programming or additional software.

Flexible Overall Solution for the Handling of IO-Link Devices

The connection of existing systems with their own software solutions enables Turck to provide a flexible overall solution for handling IO-Link devices – both in the engineering as well as for commissioning and maintenance. This once more underlines the commitment of the automation specialist to being a digital automation company with end-to-end IIoT solutions.

Key Functions and Benefits

  • Simple commissioning and maintenance of IO-Link devices with the IODD Configurator and access to plain text information of all relevant parameters.
  • Use of the browser-based IODD Configurator possible without engineering tools
  • Direct device integration in Profinet system with a very short commissioning time using SIDI