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I/O blocks enable faster CC-Link IE network building

25 July 2016

The trend for control solutions to move from classic fieldbus setups to Ethernet based systems is being supported by new CC-Link IE I/O blocks from Balluff.

Balluff offers a range of I/O blocks and also IO-Link sensor hubs, which enable rapid building and/or reconfiguring of networks, including CC-Link IE and CC-Link enabled versions. They are configured as two galvanically isolated segments, so that two separately switchable safety circuits can be implemented using a single module. They are able to support both digital and analogue sensors and can be used with an additional power module if required.

All types are available in a rugged IP67 format for reduced installation costs.

Balluff’s I/O blocks – both digital I/O blocks and IO-Link hubs – enable up to 16 standard sensors or other field devices to be quickly connected into networks. The blocks are available with plastic or metal bodies, their fully encapsulated housing providing protection against impacts and corrosive liquids to IP67. They are designed for temperatures of up to 70°C and for use in harsh industrial environments.

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