HAEHNE is now offering an IO-Link interface for all its force and strip tension sensors and is thus on the way to Force Measurement 4.0.
The intelligent two-way communication of the IO-Link amplifier transmits data between the system controller and the force transducers in the field.
The connected HAEHNE sensors also provide additional information to the controller via the IO-Link, in addition to the pure sensor measured values, such as: for type designation, normalization, status messages and characteristic curve. The sensor signals are converted into digital signals with a cycle time of 1 ms, averaged and made available to the interface circuit via the IO-Link master.
In return, information and settings for the parameterization are passed on from the higher-level controller to the sensor, so that in particular the installation and commissioning can be significantly simplified. The HAEHNE IO-Link interface also offers many advantages during production and maintenance, such as a comprehensive diagnostic capability of the sensor as well as information with regard to possible troubleshooting, maintenance or replacement of the devices. All this can be conveniently set and checked via the interface.
The IO-Link amplifier from HAEHNE is available in two versions. The amplifier permanently connected to a HAEHNE sensor is supplied with already stored sensor data. In the second variant, strain gauge force sensors from other manufacturers can also be evaluated with HAEHNE Elektronik.