Belden is laying the groundwork for IP67 applications in the pharmaceutical industry.
“In applications in the pharmaceutical industry, continuity and reliability are important core requirements of the systems. We would like to meet these requirements with the latest feature of the IO-Link master, the S2 redundancy, "says Artjom Bil, Product Manager at Belden." The further developments of the LioN-Power IO-Link master ensure high availability of your systems. In this way, we lay a calculatory basis for your machine downtime and thus prepare the foundation for a successful investment. "
The extension of the LioN-Power product portfolio includes:
The IO-Link system from Lumberg Automation has been expanded to include the LioN-Power IO-Link Master with the redundancy protocol S2. With this feature Belden enables a redundant structure of your systems in order to prevent machine downtime.
S2 redundancy is a redundancy protocol from PROFINET that enables multiple communication relationships between an IO device and one or two controllers (PLC). It does not matter whether and which redundancy protocols such as MRP, HSR, PRP... are used paralerly in the network. The S2 redundancy counteracts the physical interruption of communication between the IO field and the control level.
The functionality is essentially defined by several communication relationships with the higher-level control units.