IO-Link helps increase modularity in the field
The Phoenix Contact block-modular Axioline E I/O system product portfolio now includes IO-Link I/O boxes.
With the eight-channel Axioline E AXL E IOL DI8 M12 6P and AXL E IOL DO8 M12 6P IO-Link I/O boxes, the Axioline E IO-Link master can be set up as a modular I/O station and signals distributed in the plant or machine can be acquired or issued. This enables users to adapt their I/O volume in the field flexibly and economically.
?Because data and the electricity supply is transmitted via a cable with IO-Link, the IO-Link I/O boxes can be linked to the IO-Link master with just one unshielded sensor/actuator cable respectively. Analogue signals in the field can also be acquired or issued simply via the Axioline E IO-Link analogue converter.
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