This range of functions allows the user to maintain an efficient system, avoid machine standstills and increase system availability. IO-Link provides the user with benefits during integration of the compact terminal in the system environment: Schmalz provides an IODD (IO Device Description) file to the user, which is a comprehensive, IO-Link configuration file that contains information about identification, device parameters, process and diagnostic data as well as communication properties. Exchanging devices is also simplified since the IO-Link log provides an automated process for data transfer. When a device is swapped for a new one of the same type, the setting parameters for the old device are automatically saved in the new device by the master.
The compact terminal SCPSi is part of a continuously growing range of intelligent field devices. Their process and condition data make Industry 4.0 concepts possible. Users benefit from rapid commissioning, reliable operation and minimized risk of downtime. In addition to compact ejectors, Schmalz has also equipped the electronic vacuum pressure switch VSi, which measures and monitors underpressure and overpressure in automation and handling systems, as well as the special gripper SNGi-AE and electronic vacuum generator ECBPi with IO-Link and NFC for the digital factory.