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Intelligent Sensors for the 4th Industrial Revolution: Industry 4.0

Contrinex 10/9/2014

Intelligent Industrial SensorsIntelligent sensors are the fundamental building blocks of modern smart factories. They enable sensor-supported production resources (machines, robots, etc.) to configure, control, manage and optimize themselves. Precise, reliable sensor data is now more essential than ever.

Sensors from Contrinex, the leader in intelligent sensor technology, ensure excellent data quality. To communicate that data, all Contrinex inductive and photoelectric ASIC sensors will be equipped with IO-Link as standard. Customers use either the sensor’s binary PNP output or its intelligent IO-Link interface. Both are available in one and the same device. Another advantage is the fact that, with Contrinex sensors, there is no extra charge for IO-Link. This makes them not only quick and simple to install, but also highly economic.

As the first standardized IO technology worldwide (IEC 61131-9) for communication with sensors and actuators, IO-Link is crucial to the 4th Industrial Revolution. By installing Contrinex ASIC sensors with IO-Link, users can make themselves fit for the future.