FMB Hall 20, Booth B4, SPS Hall 3A, Booth 251
The Room Group introduces the "Smart Communication Module" (SCM) in conjunction with the commissioning software "Guide Z". These enable easy parameterization and commissioning and allow the advantages and functionalities of IO-Link components to be exploited on robots - on robots that only allow digital communication.
The SCM as master gateway is available in a version for control cabinet mounting (IP20 protection) or for direct installation on the robot flange (IP54). Both versions are designed to connect two IO-Link components and can program the individual parameters of the components. In doing so, they permanently assume the implementation of the bus protocol from digital I / O to IO-Link. During the parameterization, however, they additionally require a temporary Ethernet connection. Thus, despite the relatively limited capabilities of a digital I / O transmission infrastructure of many robots, it is possible to use almost all functionalities of the manufacturer's highly developed IO-Link components.
Guide Z is a software tool for fast and extremely easy commissioning of components. It enables user-driven implementation and commissioning for everyone. It is possible to switch between wizard or entry level and expert mode. The parameter data of this 7-step commissioning can be easily and simply adapted to any PLC control or even to small controls.