New EtherNet/IP IO-Link Master Block from Balluff Comes with Four Class A and Class B IO-Link Ports

Press Release Summary:

  • Reduces inductive noise using coil choke filters, conductive noise with fiberglass-reinforced, polyphenylene sulfide (PPS) housing and capacitive noise with thick profile
  • Offers robust housing that protects against harsh welding environments and electromagnetic interference
  • Features include filters multiple types of EMI, PPS composite body resists weld spatter, built-in enhanced web server, and display for configuring network parameters

Original Press Release:

Balluff’s New IO-Link Master Block Insulates Against Noise, Protects in Harsh Environments

Balluff's new EtherNet/IP IO-Link master block insulates against inductive, conductive, and capacitive noise produced by electromagnetic interference (EMI). And its robust housing protects against harsh welding environments.


This IO-Link master block: 

  • reduces inductive noise using coil choke filters
  • reduces conductive noise with its fiberglass-reinforced, polyphenylene sulfide (PPS) housing
  • reduces capacitive noise with its thick profile, which raises the printed circuit board away from the backplane

This master block was designed to protect against electromagnetic interference that can negatively impact work processes. The non-conductive PPS housing does the work of a separate grounding plate. And PPS is also inherently non-stick, so weld spatter slides off it. The BNI00CY IO-Link master block’s built-in display allows configuring of network parameters, and its embedded web server allows for remotely configuring the block and connected IO-Link devices.

This master block offers four Class A IO-Link ports and four Class B IO-Link ports.

Key features include: 

  • Filters multiple types of EMI
  • PPS composite body resists weld spatter
  • 4x Class A, 4x Class B IO-Link master ports
  • Built-in enhanced web server, and display for configuring network parameters
  • Up to 9A of output power with 2A per channel

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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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Heather Federmann

Balluff, Inc


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