IO-Link is the first technology for communicating with sensors and actuators below the fieldus level to be adopted as an international standard (IEC 61131-9). This technology has now been expanded to include wireless communication.

The IO-Link community has completed work on the specifications for IO-Link Wireless and will publish an approved version at the 2018 Hanover Trade Show. IO-Link Wireless technology will be presented to the broader public in the form of a demonstration at the joint PI booth in Hanover, Germany (Hall 9, D687) for the first time.

IO-Link Wireless defines wireless communication between sensors/actuators and controllers (PLC) in the industrial automation environment. Performance, functionality and capacity are comparable to cable-bound solutions.

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