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Increasing IIoT Connectivity Demands Call for Simplified Device Automation

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Signal transmission solutions provider, Belden, has expanded its Lumberg Automation LioN-Power IO-Link System to help industrial manufacturers address fast-growing Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) connectivity needs through simplified device automation. New updates to the LioN-Power family offer maximum versatility and cost-effectiveness.

In addition to leveraging standardized protocols, the products feature user-friendly integration and configuration tools that eliminate the need for specialized programming skills. Furthermore the LioN-Power IO-Link System makes it possible to implement predictive maintenance by transmitting diagnostic data of intelligent IO-link sensors and actuators before a failure happens.

”The LioN-Power IO-Link Master convinces with features that significantly simplify installation and cross-functional field application”, said Artjom Bil, Product Manager I/O Systems at Belden. ”By extending the IO-Link System with the new I/O Hubs, we meet customer demands for more flexibility. All parameters, digital inputs and outputs, port configurations and security adjustments can be adapted individually to customer requirements ex works.”

Lumberg Automation has added two LioN-Power IO-Link I/O Hubs with 10 digital inputs and 6 digital outputs (10DI 6DO) and 16 universal usable inputs and outputs (16DIO). IO-Link devices, IO-Link Masters and I/O Hubs can now be easily connected to process up to 132 I/O signals per system. This offers an effective way to update from passive to active systems or to collect many digital signals in distributed environments. Moreover IO-Link devices are designed to work seamlessly with the TMG IO-Link Device Tool as well as the TE concept tool in the future.

All LioN-Power System components are designed to operate in the harsh and confined environments typical for robotics; machine and material handling; automotive and food/beverage manufacturing; transportation; and other industrial sectors.

Source Belden

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