IO-Link Master Brings Smart Diagnostics to Harsh Industrial Environments

Store up to 40 timestamps of sensor events on each channel.

The Allen-Bradley ArmorBlock IO-Link master from Rockwell Automation.
The Allen-Bradley ArmorBlock IO-Link master from Rockwell Automation.
Rockwell Automation

Manufacturers and industrial operators can now access more detailed sensor diagnostics in harsh operating environments using the IP67-rated, Allen-Bradley ArmorBlock IO-Link master from Rockwell Automation (Milwaukee, WI). The device builds on the Rockwell's IO-Link portfolio with event and process timestamping capabilities for on-machine applications. Additional features include:

  • The ability to store up to 40 timestamps of sensor events on each channel.
  • An event history that can help users track changes and diagnose issues.
  • Input timestamps can be sent to the controller upon a change of state.
  • Reduced issue-resolution time, improved preventive maintenance, and optimized system performance.
  • An in-cabinet solution available for light applications.
  • The on-machine option requires only a single cable from the cabinet, reducing the number and length of cable runs and potential failure points.
  • Connectivity for up to 8 IO-Link sensors.
  • Master and sensors share an IP address, helping reduce the cost and time to commission equipment.

For more information, visit http://www.rockwellautomation.com/.

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