Balluff Safety Hub: the first integrated safety solution via IO-Link (Picture: Balluff)

Balluff Safety Hub: Safety over IO-Link

Safety with Balluff quality

Automation requires safety. Safety based on reliability. Balluff quality guarantees ultra-reliable solutions. Therefore, the Balluff safety concept also consists of products and solutions that fulfill their tasks over the course of years with the same reliability and precision. This includes a continually increasing number of products and components that contribute to minimizing the danger for humans and production plants. These components can easily be integrated into your system controller.

Unique: Safety over IO-Link

To increase the efficiency of safety concepts and integrate them in the system control, Balluff has developed a safe I/O module: the Balluff Safety Hub, the first integrated safety solution via IO-Link! Safety over IO-Link is easy to integrate, responds quickly and can replace the control cabinet.

Safety over IO-Link links automation and safety technology. IO-Link handles communication down to the last meter and provides both sensor/actuator details as well as secure information. State-of-the-art, with the usual Balluff quality and all from a single source.

Discover the benefits of safety over IO-Link

Using IO-Link advantages for safety

Reliable, flexible exchange of information, data transfer across all levels, easy connection and universal standardized interfaces – with Safety over IO-Link comes the advantage of having the proven safety benefits of IO-Link.

Easy to integrate

Integrating safety technology only requires you to connect the I/O module to the IO-Link master. You can connect nearly any safety device to this system, which is open all the way to the sensor level. Parameters are configured centrally using the controller. Safety-related information is sent directly through the master to the controller. Using Profisafe via Profinet guarantees secure communication with the controller. In some cases you can even dispense with a separate hub. This is because the Safety Hub makes it possible to bundle signals from standard binary sensors as well.

A simple system setup reduces machine installation space

An intelligent expansion of IO-Link with the addition of safety components makes it easy for you to set up the system. You cut down on wiring and reduce the volume of your control cabinet as well as the installation space of your machine.

Safety over IO-Link lowers overall costs

Safety over IO-Link combines safety and automation in one system. The safe I/O modules can be added to the existing IO-Link topology in the field. And the savings potential from IO-Link provides you with benefits over the entire life cycle of your machine.

Scalability increases system performance

With Safety over IO-Link the existing network topology is scalable to accommodate future needs. You can connect both safety and standard components to the I/O module. This maintains the function of your system just the way you use it and ensures safety. Both topologies are successfully combined and increase the performance of your system.

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Oliver Pütz-Gerbig
Oliver Pütz-Gerbig
BU Identification Product Manager
Neuhausen a.d.F., Germany
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