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Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and Industry 4.0 Solutions

IO-Link Protocols

IO-Link technology enables Industry 4.0 and IIoT Solutions. IIoT benefits with direct sensor connection through OPC UA.

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Enabling Industry 4.0 with OPC UA

IO-Link enabling Industry 4.0 and IIoT

Comtrol’s IO-Link Masters to simultaneously provide a sensors Process data to PLC platforms, while also sending the sensors ISDU Service and Process data via Modbus TCP or OPC-UA upstream to IIoT/Industrie 4.0 Cloud solutions or SCADA systems.

Benefits of OPC UA

  • No PLC required
  • The IO-Link Master OPC UA series combines the benefits of the IO-Link standard, OPC UA and additional use of EtherNet/IP™, Modbus TCP and PROFINET IO protocols simultaneously.
  • Comtrol’s IO-Link Master allows you to solely use OPC UA, without a PLC involved, which saves on hardware and software costs.
  • Send IO-Link or Digital device information directly up to software systems such as Ignition, Xetics, GE Proficy, Wonderware, Iconics, or any other client software supporting OPC UA.
  • Open architecture
  • IIoT and Industry 4.0 enabled
  • Simultaneous connection using
  • EtherNet/IP, OPC UA and Modbus TCP
  • Profinet, OPC UA and Modbus TCP
  • Provide sensor data to monitor machine efficiency
  • Countless application possibilities

OPC UA Provides Sensor Data Analytics

Direct to Sensor Communication

Comtrol’s IO-Link Gateway User Benefits

Comtrol, a company with a long history of industrial data communication solutions, is pleased to introduce the industry’s highest density IO-Link Master gateway. Easily integrate the IO-Link Master into a system network with existing and new industrial Ethernet installations.

  • Increase sensor data availability to multiple software hosts
  • Reduce maintenance and cabling costs
  • Reduce PLC programming times
  • System integration and interoperability for SCADA; process controllers
  • Complete set of network management tools

Comtrol’s IO-Link gateways support both Class 1 and Class 3 EtherNet/IP™ as well as Modbus TCP and PROFINET IO. The gateways are compatible with a vast array of PLCs, both new and old.

  • Any Modbus enabled PLC, HMI, SCADA that can run as a Modbus TCP Master (Client)
  • Any Modbus TCP Client (including apps on phones/tablets)
  • PLC Controller Supported:
    • Siemens
    • Rockwell Automation
    • Omron
    • GE
    • Schneider Electric
    • ABB
    • Codesys