SIKA Dr. Siebert & Kühn GmbH & Co. KG, a global pioneer in measurement and calibration instruments, presents temperature sensors with IO Link for the first time, which enables users to communicate with sensors – ideal for integration into your automation solution. Thanks to the IO Link communication interface, the temperature sensors can easily be integrated into any fieldbus. With IO Link, data is transmitted in a purely digital form – precise, with no interference and no conversion errors.
Since its foundation in 1901, SIKA has been producing high-quality and durable measuring and calibration equipment. With 340 employees at the site, you will always find the right contact person for every request. The renowned quality seal “Made in Germany” speaks for itself: SIKA's philosophy is to use decades of experience to supply products that meet the needs and challenges of the users, thus contributing to their success. This approach is also reflected in the new technologies of the Kaufungen-based company.
The globally standardised IO Link interface now enables users to communicate with sensors. Thanks to IO Link, the new temperature measuring devices can easily be integrated into any fieldbus – ideal for use in the existing automation solution. Because IO Link transmits data in a purely digital form – precise, with no interference and no conversion errors. In this way, the temperature measuring devices are completely independent of the fieldbus and controls, which allows simple configuration and commissioning. The compact OEM IO Link module IOO from SIKA makes temperature measurement devices IO Link-compatible for special, proven applications that are to be digitised in the future – without great costs
This is also the case, for example, with the temperature sensor IO3. Despite its very compact design, this is a real all-rounder. Equipped with an IO Link interface and an analogue and switching output, process data exchange, advanced diagnostics or simple and fast parametrisation are made possible by bidirectional communication. The temperature sensor IO3 can be used, for example, for measuring the cooling water, lubricating oil and hydraulic oil temperatures in machines and systems.
Just like the temperature sensor IOB with connection head form B and the compact temperature sensor IOM. Both make it possible to exchange process data, an extended diagnosis or a simple and fast parametrisation by means of bidirectional communication.
Martin Fräger, Head of the Temperature Measurement Technology focus department, emphasises how important the features of the IO Link are for the evolution of measurement technology: “IO Link adds an important element to our digital sensor programme. With the IO/IOX series, SIKA now also offers the advantages of simplicity in planning and commissioning.” The fact that it is time for the IO Link is demonstrated by the many benefits in operation, such as a concrete state assessment and diagnosis, says Martin Fräger. By digitising the sensor, end customers and plant engineers gain a deep insight into the processes.