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Pneumatic actuator switch gains I/O-Link capability

12 December 2017

The magnetically operated, solid state M/50 switch from IMI Precision Engineering now includes IO-Link capability.

To enhance effective installation and improved connectivity, the new IMI Norgren M/50/IOP switch incorporates an orange LED indicator to allow for optimum installation relative to the cylinder magnet, with an additional green LED which acts as a ‘power on’ indicator. With the inclusion of IO-Link technology, the functionality of the switch has been developed to enable the monitoring of the current temperature, maximal temperature, counter and operating mode variables.

“Our new generation of switches provides a solution for the connectivity requirements of industrial automation and makes installation easier,” said Simon Gass, global product marketing manager for Actuators at IMI Precision Engineering. “With state-of-the-art functionality provided through the inclusion of standardised IO-Link technology, actuators and sensors can easily become active participants within the overall system, delivering optimised data transfer, condition monitoring and system performance.”

The IMI Norgren M/50/IOP makes accurate installation simple, with an orange LED light which remains on when the switch is located within the optimal position. If the switch is located within the marginal position towards the outer edges of the magnetic field, the light flashes to indicate that further attention is required during the installation process. 

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