Fieldbus I/O, RFID Solution supports CC-Link connectivity.

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Able to be placed near concentration of sensors and actuators, I/O Modules come in IP67 metal housing and feature pushbutton display for configuration as well as ports that accept 2- or 3-wire inputs. Heavy-duty, machine-mount I/O modules support full range of network and auxiliary power cordsets as well as use of both ISO 14443 and 15693, 13.56 MHz-based RFID data carriers. Overall, functionality affords full I/O and RFID connectivity for CC-Link fieldbus network.

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Balluff Introduces Machine Mount I/O, Industrial RFID and Supporting Connectivity for CC-Link

Florence, KY: Balluff's networking product line now includes a full I/O and RFID connectivity solution for a CC-Link fieldbus network. Balluff is one of the few manufacturers that offer a full I/O solution, which includes heavy duty machine mount I/O modules, supporting cordsets, and connectivity accessories.

Most CC-Link I/O networks are run out of control cabinets. Typically, IP20 I/O modules reside in costly and bulky enclosures. Due to the need of terminating all I/O points, these solutions are very costly and labor intensive. This can be simplified by using Balluff IP67 CC-Link I/O modules and supporting cordsets by placing the modules near the concentration of sensors and actuators. The smaller footprint and ease of setup will reduce installation material costs and labor, as well as decrease maintenance troubleshooting and repairs.

Balluff CC-Link Product Features:

  • I/O Module
    - Unique push-button display allows for easy configuration right at the block
    - IP67 rugged metal housing withstands harsh industrial environments
    - Ports accept 2-wire or 3-wire inputs
  • Cordsets and Accessories
    - Full range of network and auxiliary power cordsets
    - Full line of accessories
  • RFID
    - 100% reliable data tracking
    - Supports use of both ISO 14443 and ISO 15693 13.56MHz based RFID data carriers

    CC-Link is the most dominant and fastest growing fieldbus technology in Asia, and is quickly gaining popularity in the US. The open network is supported by the global CC-Link partner association CLPA, which comprises more than 1000 companies. CC-Link is a standardized fieldbus designed to integrate different automation components from a wide range of providers.

    Balluff offers a full range of other networking products, including: DeviceNet, Profibus, Profinet, EtherNet/IP, and IO-Link.

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    Balluff Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of Balluff GmbH, Neuhausen, Germany, is a leading manufacturer of a wide range of inductive, optical, capacitive and magnetic sensors as well as linear position transducers and ID systems. Balluff products for OEM and factory floor solutions are used to control, regulate, automate, assemble, position, and monitor manufacturing, assembly, and packaging sequences for industries including metalworking, automotive, plastics, material handling, wood processing, aerospace, electrical, and electronics.

    Direct reader service inquiries to: Kelly Panko, Balluff Inc, 8125 Holton Drive, Florence, KY, Phone 1-800-543-8390, or

    In Canada only, contact Norman J. Clarke, President, Balluff Canada, 2840 Argentia Road, Unit # 2, Mississauga, ON L5N 8G4, Phone 1-800-927-9654 or Tel: 905-816-1494, 905-816-1411, E-mail:

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