Advanced Motion & Controls Ltd. partners with many world-class manufacturers to bring great industrial products to Canadian businesses. One of these partners, SMC Pneumatics, produces a wide portfolio that includes actuators, connectors, vacuum products, chillers, airline equipment, sensors, and switches. A key benefit of many of these items is that they offer IO-Link connectivity. SMC’s IO-Link-compatible products add new possibilities and expand the range of applications that users can handle.
Three-wire sensor and actuator connection
IO-Link is the first standardized IO technology worldwide for communication with sensors and with actuators. Its powerful point-to-point communication is modelled off of the long-established three-wire sensor and actuator connection, with no additional requirements in terms of the cable material. SMC has mastered this innovation, as well as EtherCAT, Ethernet/IP, and Ethernet/POWERLINK.
Three models of SMC pressure sensors with IO-Link connectivity are available through Advanced Motion & Controls:
Other SMC sensors and switches that are IO-Link-compatible: the D-MP actuator position sensor, available in four measurement ranges; the PF3W7-L digital flow switch, for monitoring water and coolant flow; the PF3WR and PF3WS digital flow sensor manifolds, the former being a return path with a sensor; the ISA3-L digital gap checker, for verifying the presence and proximity of a work piece; the PSE200A multi-channel digital pressure sensor monitor, with an easy-to-read colour display; and the PF2M7 digital air flow sensor, compatible with air, nitrogen, argon, or carbon dioxide.
SMC also offers fieldbus systems (EX260), electric actuators (JXCL1), and electronic pressure regulators (ITV-X395) with IO-Link connectivity.
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For more information, contact Advanced Motion & Controls Ltd.