Open service for IO-Link function blocks

Published:  03 December, 2020

Sensor manufacturer SICK has announced it has launched a pioneering open software service that creates ready-made IO-Link function blocks to integrate data from any IO-Link device into a wide range of common PLC control systems.

The company says the SICK Function Block Factory is the first web-based service of its type that enables users to create function blocks automatically from any IO-link device with an I/O device description (IODD), no matter what the device type or its manufacturer.

Creating function blocks from scratch can be a laborious task and errors can easily creep in and be repeated. Using the SICK Function Block Factory service, users without specialist IO-Link knowledge can configure and create their own function block libraries and reuse them in their PLC programs as often as needed.

Click here for the full release

t: 01727 831121

e: andrea.hornby@sick.co.uk.

w: www.sick.co.uk

Sign up for the PWE newsletter

Latest issue

To view a digital copy of the latest issue of Plant & Works Engineering, click here.

View the past issue archive here.

To subscribe to the journal please click here.

To read the official BCAS Compressed Air & Vacuum Technology Guide 2018 click the image

Poll

"What is the most important issue for UK manufacturers during Brexit negotiations? "





Twitter

Events Diary