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01 March 2019

IFM ELECTRONIC presents IO-Link, a communication system to connect sensors and actuators to an automation system

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This manufacturer of electronic industrial automation electronic began its activity in 1969.

The manufacturer of electronic components for industrial automation IFM ELECTRONIC started its activity in 1969 and now develops top quality and highly reliable sensors. The German multinational has more than 6,500 employees in more than 70 countries around the world.

70% of its products are developed and manufactured in Germany. However, according to the company, they also have production and development centres in the United States, Singapore, Poland and Romania, responding quickly, flexibly and professionally and with a high level of specialized competence to these different market demands. All its production and development centres have been designed according to German quality standards, which are high, whether in terms of employee working conditions, environmental protection or in terms of high quality requirements in the field of development and production.

Its flagship product is the IO-Link. It is an independent point-to-point communication system to connect sensors and actuators to an automation system. This system consists of an IO-Link master and one or more IO-Link devices. The IO-Link master is the interface to the control or the field-bus level and communicates with the connected IO-Link devices.