Balluff Adds More I/O to IO-Link

Florence, KY (Vocus) December 22, 2010

As part of its expanding package of control connectivity solutions, Balluff has introduced a full line of I/O Hubs to their IO-Link device offering.

Balluff understands that one size does not fit all, and different applications require different housing materials. For this reason, Balluff offers a large range of IO-Link I/O hubs, ranging from M8 to M12 with plastic or metal housing.

When adding IO-Link I/O Hubs in an application, the hub usually replaces a standalone module that is connected directly to the bus network. Most of these standalone modules have a certain level of diagnostics that assist in fast troubleshooting and aid in reducing downtime. Balluffs line of IO-Link I/O Hubs are offered with or without diagnostics, thus giving your application the same level of short circuit and overload diagnostics as the network connected standalone modules.

The M8 Hubs range from 4-8 ports, with 3 or 4 pole varieties. The M12 Hubs are all 8 port with single or dual input versions, as well as, a configurable model with output capabilities.

For more information about Balluffs complete IO-Link offering, visit

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Balluff Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of Balluff GmbH, Neuhausen, Germany, is a leading manufacturer of a wide range of inductive, optical, capacitive and magnetic sensors as well as linear position transducers and ID systems. Balluff products for OEM and factory floor solutions are used to control, regulate, automate, assemble, position, and monitor manufacturing, assembly, and packaging sequences for industries including metalworking, automotive, plastics, material handling, wood processing, aerospace, electrical, and electronics.

Editors: please contact Kelly Panko at 1-800-543-8390 for clarifications and additional information, or e-mail Kelly(dot)panko(at)balluff(dot)com

Direct reader service inquiries to: Kelly Panko, Balluff Inc, 8125 Holton Drive, Florence, KY, Phone 1-800-543-8390, or

In Canada only, contact Norman J. Clarke, President, Balluff Canada, 2840 Argentia Road, Unit # 2, Mississauga, ON L5N 8G4, Phone 1-800-927-9654 or Tel: 905-816-1494, 905-816-1411, E-mail: balluff(dot)canada(at)balluff(dot)ca


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