Italian company Duplomatic MS has been named an IO-Link Competency Center.
Competence centers, certified by the IO-Link Community, offer technical support for the development of IO-Link devices, systems, and certification tests. The centers are also dedicated to training courses.
Duplomatic MS is the only company in Italy with the designation. The company uses the IO-Link protocol as support for Internet of Things connectivity, to manage operator-machine and machine-machine communications, and for data collection from the field.
IO-Link is a point-to-point digital communications protocol that corresponds to the IEC 61131-9 international communication standard. As the world’s first standardized IO technology, it is ideal for global and international projects. It is compatible with most fieldbus networks and easily integrates into existing industrial communications networks.
“IO-Link is a communication protocol that is spreading in the world of industrial controls,” said Paolo Leutenegger, director of research and development at Duplomatic MS. “Without interfering with the process of the system, it is possible to obtain more data from the field, useful for predictive maintenance. The machine designer, in fact, thanks to IO-Link, can remain focused only on automation and manage data for predictive maintenance at a later time and through a totally dedicated external system.”
Duplomatic MS was among the pioneers of IO-Link in Italy. It developed the full communication protocol through the specialist technical team of its Mechatronics Business Unit. Headquartered in Milan, the company designs and manufactures hydraulic systems, manifolds valves, pumps, cylinders, and power units. It operates production plants in the United States, Great Britain, China, India, Australia, and Italy.
For more information, visit www.duplomatic.com.