The implementation of IO-Link in the automation industry has increased over the years. Its main advantage is it offers a digital point-to-point plugand-play interface for any type of device or application. This simplifies the communication between devices and increases productivity with its different features like self-parametrization and maintenance. However, its complete potential is not always used.
The aim of this paper is to create an Arduino based framework for the development of generic IO-Link devices and increase its implementation for rapid prototyping. By generating the IO device description file (IODD) from a graphical user interface, and further customizable options for the device application, the end-user can intuitively develop generic IO-Link devices. The peculiarity of this framework relies on its simplicity and abstraction which allows to implement any sensor functionality and virtually connect any type of device to an IO-Link master. This work consists of the general overview of the framework, the technical background of its development and a proof of concept which demonstrates the workflow for its implementation.
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Chavez, V., Wollert, J. (2020). Arduino based Framework for Rapid Application Development of a Generic IO-Link interface. In: Jasperneite, J., Lohweg, V. (eds) Kommunikation und Bildverarbeitung in der Automation. Technologien für die intelligente Automation, vol 12. Springer Vieweg, Berlin, Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-59895-5_2
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