I/O Hubs come in variations to meet application needs.

Press Release Summary:

To accommodate applications with varying housing material requirements, IO-Link hubs range from M8-M12 with plastic or metal housing. They usually replace standalone modules connected directly to bus network and are offered with or without diagnostics. M8 Hubs range from 4-8 ports and include 3 or 4 pole varieties, while M12 Hubs are all 8 port versions with single or dual inputs. Configurable model with output capabilities is also available.

Original Press Release:

Balluff Adds More I/O to IO-Link

Florence, KY: As part of its expanding package of control connectivity solutions, Balluff has introduced a full line of I/O Hubs to their IO-Link device offering.

Balluff understands that one size does not fit all, and different applications require different housing materials. For this reason, Balluff offers a large range of IO-Link I/O hubs, ranging from M8 to M12 with plastic or metal housing.

When adding IO-Link I/O Hubs in an application, the hub usually replaces a standalone module that is connected directly to the bus network. Most of these standalone modules have a certain level of diagnostics that assist in fast troubleshooting and aid in reducing downtime. Balluff's line of IO-Link I/O Hubs are offered with or without diagnostics, thus giving your application the same level of short circuit and overload diagnostics as the network connected standalone modules.

The M8 Hubs range from 4-8 ports, with 3 or 4 pole varieties. The M12 Hubs are all 8 port with single or dual input versions, as well as, a configurable model with output capabilities.

For more information about Balluff's complete IO-Link offering, visit www.balluff.com/io-link

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 www.balluff.com

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: balluff.canada@balluff.ca

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