New CC-Link IE Network Block Provided in IP67 Metal Housing

Press Release Summary:

  • Uses Seamless Message Protocol (SLMP) for transparent communications
  • Delivers optimal performance in applications with low automation levels
  • Comes with IO-Link that makes it to connect Ethernet devices

Original Press Release:

Easily Connect Ethernet Devices and Gain Advantages of IO-Link

Balluff’s New CC-Link IE Field Basic Network Block with IO-Link Delivers Optimal Performance

Florence, Kentucky (November 20, 2020) — Balluff’s new CC-Link IE Field Basic network block with IO-Link makes it easy to connect Ethernet devices while providing the benefits of IO-Link.

With 100 Megabit Ethernet, it delivers optimal performance in applications with low automation levels, where the gigabit speed of the CC-Link IE Field Master is not needed, such as bar loading magazines. It uses the Seamless Message Protocol (SLMP) for transparent communications to enable seamless connectivity within all levels of manufacturing. And it is built into a rugged IP67 metal housing that makes it suitable for harsh industrial environments.

It also provides the benefits of IO-Link, which includes device detection and the automatic transmission of parameter and configuration data. Users can connect up to 16 standard I/Os or eight IO-Link ports. A display window reveals module information, while status LEDs at each port offer easy diagnostics. Overall, it delivers simple integration and fast startup.

Key features:

  • Adds CC-Link IE compatibility with 100 Mbit Ethernet devices
  • Supports Seamless Message Protocol (SLMP)
  • Flexibly uses data ranges by controlling two to five stations
  • Shows convenient diagnostics using 24 LEDs for port and module status
  • Readied for harsh environments with a rugged IP67 metal housing

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About Balluff Inc.
Balluff Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of Balluff GmbH, Neuhausen, Germany. Balluff is a leading supplier of networked IO-Link control system architectures that unlock the potential of the IIoT and Industry 4.0. Balluff offers a wide range of intelligent IO-Link and industrial Ethernet sensors in a variety of technologies including inductive, photoelectric, capacitive, and magnetic as well as magnetostrictive linear position sensors, magnetic tape linear encoders, industrial RFID systems, and industrial vision systems. Balluff provides cost-saving, process-enhancing solutions to machine builders and manufacturers to control, regulate, automate, assemble, position, and monitor manufacturing, assembly, and packaging sequences. Industries served include: automotive, packaging, food processing, beverages, tire, primary metals, conventional and alternative energy, semiconductor, plastics, and fluid power.

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