AWL-Techniek's M-Line series makes it a trailblazer in the modularization of production lines. Turck was able to optimally support the Dutch machine builder with a decentralized safety concept with IP67 protection. Decentralization makes it possible for the M-Line machine to be split into modules. The combination of IO-Link and hybrid safety I/O block modules saves a lot of wiring work because the entire safety architecture can be installed outside of the control cabinet. The consistent galvanic isolation of the sensor and actuator voltage enables the decentralized safety disconnection of actuator groups on the I/O hubs with IO-Link. The binary interface supplies valuable diagnostic data for Lyla, AWL's dashboard solution for displaying and evaluating the data. The project proves how modular machine construction can create flexibility and shorten lead and commissioning times.
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