IO-Link Hub now shipping

Mouser Electronics is now shipping Banner Engineering’s R130C discrete IO-Link hub. The unit is a compact, top-exit IO-Link hub allowing connections for up to 16 non-IO-Link devices into an IO-Link system for industrial automation, sensor networks, supervisory control, data acquisition and IoT applications.

The hub utilises industry-standard top-exit M12-connectivity and 16-discrete PNP inputs for efficient and cost-effective mounting on machines near sensors, resulting in fewer wires and space savings in control cabinets by eliminating costly PLC input cards. It also provides power to other devices, with four amps shared across all eight ports, for lighting products and other devices without the use of splitters. The product also has I/O status LEDs, which are visible from the top or side.

Mouser also stocks Banner Engineering’s R95C IO-Link hubs to convert and consolidate discrete and analog signals into an IO-Link or Modbus data stream. The R95C-8B21-KQ is a bimodal-to- IO-Link device converter that connects discrete inputs and sends the value to the IO-Link master.