Unveiling MIO-Link™: the future of I/O link devices at FPE Automation

MIO-Link™ by MAC Valves
FPE Automation’s Kurt Vaeth demonstrates MIO-Link™ by MAC Valves to an audience this week.

Introducing MIO-Link™

By Sandia Harrison, Director of Marketing, FPE Automation

You may have heard about the highly-anticipated MIO-Link™ launch. It is MAC Valves‘ new total connectivity fieldbus solution. Today I’m partnering up with FPE Automation’s Colton Rentsch, Automation Engineer, to delve into the functionalities of MIO-Link™ and explore how this latest technological advancement can elevate your automation.

What is MIO-Link™?

At its core, MIO-Link™ is an innovative I/O Link device that leverages state-of-the-art technology to redefine Fieldbus. Built to be the ultimate, single cable, point-to-point solution, these devices offer exceptional versatility, performance, and diagnostics capabilities, making them a game-changer for industries seeking precision and efficiency. Using just one cable, you can isolate communication and power to individual pins easily integrated into a machine safety circuit. This single cable solution greatly reduces setup time and wiring needed for valve connection.

Made by MAC Valves in Wixom, MI, MIO-Link™ has patented MAC quality built into every manifold.

Unleashing the Power of MIO-Link™

Let’s take a closer look at the key features that make MIO-Link™ an indispensable asset for any automation setup. 

I/O Link Master Integration

MIO-Link™ seamlessly integrates with I/O link masters for its operation. This integration ensures smooth communication and coordination between devices, optimizing the automation process.

Scalable Solenoid Channels

With up to 32 solenoid channels, MIO-Link™ provides unmatched scalability. Whether you are managing a small-scale application or a complex industrial process, this device has you covered.

Comprehensive Diagnostics

MIO-Link™ doesn’t just automate; it empowers you with vital information. The device reports diagnostics information to the master, including critical parameters such as open circuit (no load), over current (short circuit), under voltage, over-voltage, and over temperature. This proactive approach enables efficient troubleshooting and minimizes downtime.

Available Models

MIO-Link™ is compatible with MAC Valves‘ 36, 42, 46 and 92 series valves, with other series available upon request. Use them with any Fieldbus platform, including Ethernet IP, PROFINET, EtherCAT, and more. MIO-Link™ comes in two distinct models – Class A and Class B – each tailored to meet specific requirements:

Class A Model

The Class A model draws power for its electronics from the master and power for valves from an additional M12 connector. With 2x M12 connectors (I/O link & power), it is compatible with Class A and Class B masters.

Class B Model

In the Class B model, both electronics and valves draw power from the master. The master supplies up to 4A maximum total for all devices attached to it, ensuring seamless functionality. The Class B model features a 1x M12 connector and is designed to be compatible with Class B masters.

Engineering-friendly and Ready to Operate

Are you ready to take your operations to the next level? MIO-Link™, available at FPE Automation, is the gateway to enhanced productivity, efficiency, and precision. To begin your automation journey with MIO-Link™ and explore the endless possibilities it offers, reach out to FPE Automation for a personalized quote and additional information. Our team of experts is dedicated to providing top-notch solutions that propel your business forward.

MIO-Link™: Embrace the Future of Automation

MIO-Link™ stands at the forefront of automation innovation, ushering in a new era of seamless connectivity and intelligent solutions. As industries evolve and demand efficiency, FPE Automation’s MIO-Link™ sets the standard for I/O Link devices, driving progress and transforming how we perceive connectivity.

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