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PROFINET push-pull IO-Link master modules from Balluff for data transmission via fibre optic or copper cables

Balluff introduces a new variant of push-pull PROFINET IO-Link master

Fibre optic cables have become the new standard in industrial data
communication with optical data transmission offering numerous advantages,
particularly for data intensive applications with a high demand on
availability, such as in the automotive industry.

The new push-pull variants of Balluff’s PROFINET IO-Link master modules
are available with a fibre optic cable or copper cable connection. All the
modules feature push-pull connection technology for fieldbus and power cables as
specified in the AIDA (Automation Initiative of German Automobile

A special third variant provides both fibre optic (SCRJ) and copper
(RJ45) push-pull connections. This module can be used for converting from a
copper to a fibre optic cable right within the I/O module, without the need for
an additional, external converter module.

Like all Ethernet-based IO-Link master modules from Balluff, the
push-pull variants also have an integrated display for information and
additional diagnostics as well as an integrated switch for setting up a
PROFINET line structure.

All functions based on IO-Link specification 1.1 are made available by
the eight integrated IO-Link ports. The real-time display of the module updates
the user with all current statuses for extended diagnostics through an
integrated web server.

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