Press Release Summary:
Equipped with HEARTBEATÂ® function, IO-Link Power Supplies includeÂ stress level indicator, load level indicator, and life expectancy indicator. IO-Link function gets information parameters to control system which can then alert operators so counter actions can be taken to extend life. Available in IP20 and IP67 versions, power supplies feature galvanic isolation between power and IO-Link. Units are shock- and vibration-resistant with minimum service life of 15 years at 100% load and 40Â°C.
Original Press Release:
New IO-Link Power Supplies from Balluff
Power supplies are key components in automation but can easily be overlooked or last on the agenda. When a power supply fails, the sensors, actuators and the controller all come to a halt to figure out which part of the system has failed. It is up to the controller to figure out which part caused the halt in production. The power supply is often replaced long before it is necessary to prevent the risk of automation component failure, which ultimately leads to loss of productivity.
Balluff offers a full line of power supplies, which now includes IO-Link versions with the HEARTBEAT® function. The HEARTBEAT® function consists of stress level indicator, load level indicator and life expectancy indicator, which lets the user visually know how the power supply is doing and when a power supply would need to be replaced. Ultimately this will allow the full life of the power supply, years longer than the standard replacement time.
These three indicators help operators to use the power supply within an optimal range. The IO-Link function enables getting information parameters to the control system in the least costly manner. The control system can then alert operators for counter actions to prolong the use of the power supply to the maximum possible life. In this manner, IO-Link assures continuous condition monitoring of the system.
Balluff IO-Link Power Supplies advantages:
HEARTBEAT® function consists of stress level indicator, load level indicator and life expectancy indicator
High energy efficiency (>93% efficiency)
Electrically durable (power boost 150% for 4 seconds)
Long lasting (minimum service life of 15 years at 100% load and 40ºC)
Vibration and shock resistant
IO-Link Clip integrated
Galvanic isolation between power and IO-Link
IP20 and IP67 versions
See Balluff's complete line of power supplies and the new IO-Link power supplies.
For more information on IO-Link, visit www.io-link.com
About Balluff Inc.
Balluff Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of Balluff GmbH, Neuhausen, Germany, is a leading manufacturer of a wide range of inductive, photoelectric, vision, capacitive and magnetic sensors as well as linear position transducers, RFID systems, and networking products. 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, alternative energy, medical, electrical, and electronics.