Turck has expanded its comprehensive portfolio of encoders and is now also offering encoders with an IO-Link interface in the Efficiency and Industrial Lines. IO-Link models are thus now available in the other two categories in addition to the contactless QR24 encoders of the Premium Line. The new encoders support with COM3 the latest and fastest IO-Link interface on the market, with a transfer rate of 230.4 Kbit/s, enabling a considerable improvement for control circuits. The encoders incorporate integrated temperature sensors and can route already pre-processed position data to IO-Link masters if required. With smart data, the devices support the implementation of IIoT solutions, such as for predictive maintenance.
Encoders with an IO-Link interface are now available from Turck Banner in the Efficiency and Industrial Lines.
Their interlocked bearings make the encoders particularly robust against vibration or impact to the shaft. The energy harvesting technology ensures continuous operation with zero maintenance since the new multi-turn IO-Link encoders also detect the number of revolutions when de-energised – without any additional battery or mechanical gears. This saves users the need for battery changes and regular maintenance.
The encoders allow simple and uniform data processing with the help of the IO-Link smart sensor profile (SSP) which defines the data semantics of the IO-Link information model in detail and uniformly, irrespective of vendor. The data storage functionality of the IO-Link encoders enables users to replace faulty devices without any additional effort as the IO-Link master provides the new encoder with all the necessary device parameters, so there is no need for additional parameter setting.
The new encoders once more underline Turck's position as a full range supplier of IO-Link devices and masters. Turck can offer comprehensive IIoT solutions, from the sensor to the cloud – and back again.
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