Hattersheim, 06. Feb. 2024 – Hilscher Gesellschaft für Systemautomation mbH has released the two Edge IO-Link masters sensorEDGE FIELD and sensorEDGE. These IP67-rated devices combine computing power and standardized IO-Link sensor connection in one housing. sensorEDGE FIELD and sensorEDGE can be connected directly to Ethernet-based IT infrastructures without the need to intervene in existing communication networks and their controllers - unlike conventional IO-Link master devices. Hilscher additionally offers a centralized edge management platform via which the devices can be administered locally or via the Internet.
Hilscher’s IO-Link master devices are available in two different versions:
- sensorEDGE FIELD: Open computing platform for your own software with optional centralized management
- sensorEDGE: Complete solution for remote transmission of sensor data via a central platform
Both devices are based on a Linux OS that fulfills aspects of IEC 62443. Their application software is installed and operated securely and encapsulated via container technology. The devices can be configured and managed locally via a web interface or centrally via a platform.