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Balluff Simplifies Analog Device Integration with IO-Link

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Automation Converting Controls/Drives Balluff

Having IO-Link onboard enhances diagnostic information available

Balluff’s newest family of single channel, analog interface modules simplify configuration and integration of analog devices by interfacing with IO-Link. Because analog devices are widely used in factory automation controls architectures, these modules can save valuable time and resources.

Balluff is introducing four second-generation, single channel analog-to-IO-Link interface modules used to convert a variety of analog input data such as current, voltage, and RTD/thermocouple measurement to digital equivalent values. And having IO-Link onboard enhances diagnostic information available. The new modules are:

  • BNI00C9 – Analog input conversion of input data like current, voltage and RTDs
  • BNI00C7 – Analog input for temperature measurement sensors, Type J, Type K, or RTDs
  • BNI00C8 – Analog output module with voltage or current output configurations
  • BNI00C6 – Universal analog module, configure as either an analog input or analog output.

These modules further simplify installations by eliminating analog in-chassis interface boards and reducing additional analog network blocks. IO-Link lets you replace lengthy shielded cable runs with basic unshielded cables.

Key features include:

  • Single channel analog interface modules designed to simplify analog integration
  • Extended diagnostics available through IO-Link communication, such as measurement out of range
  • 18mm smooth barrel style inline design with IP67 protection rating in stainless steel housing
  • Condition monitoring data, such as ambient temperature and operating hours
  • User selectable resolution from 10 to 16 bits for digital values


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