Industrial RFID becomes just another I/O point with IO-Link

Imagine if you no longer had the additional cost and complexity of connecting configurable and analog sensors, actuators and even RFID separately from the rest of your standard discrete I/O (inputs/outputs). Instead, you just plugged them in using standard low-cost 3 conductor cables with all your other discrete I/O into an I/O block. This is what the new industrial connectivity standard called IO-Link provides. Continue reading