NFS-M8-QM-D2-N16
Announced

sensorEDGE - IO-Link master with data remote transmission

Instant solution for transmitting sensor data to remote IoT applications
  • Remote monitoring of up to 8 IO-Link sensors

  • Cloud data transmission at minimum intervals (seconds)

  • Automatic IO-Link configuration via Internet IODD file database

  • Central device management and data visualization via cloud portal

  • Cloud-API for the streaming of real-time data into any remote application

Instant-IO-Link solution for remote monitoring your sensor data

sensorEDGE is Hilscher’s solution for the fast remote monitoring of your machines. Equipped with two netIOL chips (an IO-Link master controller developed by Hilscher) and a cloud uplink, the sensor box allows the remote data monitoring and analysis of up to eight IO-Link sensors.

A power supply and an internet connection is all sensorEDGE needs. A complex setup of the PLC and the fieldbus system is not required.

As soon as sensors are plugged in and autonomously configured via the IODD (from an Internet file database), the sensor box transmits data into the cloud at 1-second intervals. The data can be visualized directly in the corresponding cloud web frontend or accessed via an API from any third-party application.

sensorEDGE is the ideal solution for retrofitting existing plants that have so far been controlled locally but never monitored remotely. The sensor box is compatible with all IO-Link sensors, that operate in accordance with protocol standard IEC 61131-9, and can thus be integrated with a minimum effort. The IP67-rated casing withstands the harshest conditions making it ideal for installations outside a switch cabinet close to your machine.

Category

Parameter

Value

General

Part number

1915.230

Functions

8-port IO-Link Master (Class A) Edge Device with sensorEDGE Cloud connectivity

Power supply

Supply voltage

+24 V DC, –25%/+30% (18 V DC … 31.2 V DC)

Note: Voltages above 34 V may cause permanent damage to the device.
Voltages below approx. 10 V will cause a shutdown of the device.

Note: The sensorEDGE does not need or use auxiliary supply voltage (U2L), even though the pins for the 2L auxiliary load circuit are implemented on the device. The 1L and 2L load circuits are galvanically isolated from each other.

Under-voltage warning

U1L < 18 V: 1L LED shows steady red

U1L > 17.7 V: 1L LED returns to steady green

Over-voltage warning

U1L > 30 V: 1L LED blinking red (4 Hz)

U1L < 29.7 V: 1L LED returns to steady green

Current consumption (typical)

150 – 160 mA (at 24 V DC)

Maximum current at supply connector

16 A with airflow of ~ 0.5 m/s.
3.36 A without airflow

Note: Always protect the power supply with a circuit breaker or fuse. For this purpose, use a 24 V DC / max. 16 A fuse or circuit breaker with type B trip characteristics.

Reverse voltage protection

Yes

Mains buffering
(power failure bridging)

10 ms (at 24 V)

Connector

M12 L-coded, male, 5-pin (4 + FE)
Recommended tightening torque of locking nut: 0.4 – 0.6 Nm

Mechanics and housing

Dimension (L x W x H)

200 mm x 60 mm x 30 mm

Weight

420 g

Housing material

Glass fiber reinforced plastic (PBT) according to UL 94-V0

Note: The housing is not UV resistant. Avoid long-term exposure of the device to direct sunlight.

Housing color

RAL 7035 (“light gray”)

Degree of protection

IP67 (EN 60529)

Protection class

III (EN 61140)

Mounting type

To be attached to carrier with two M4 screws.
Recommended tightening torque: 0.8 Nm

Admissible ambient conditions

Ambient temperature for operation

–25 °C … +60 °C at maximum current consumption per IO-Link port of 400 mA without airflow.

–25 °C … +60 °C at maximum current consumption per IO-Link port of 1800 mA with airflow of ~ 0.5 m/s.

Ambient temperature for storage

–40 °C … +85 °C

Max. temperature change

3 K / min

Relative humidity (operation)

5 % … 95 %

Pollution degree

3 (EN 60664-1)

Altitude

0 ... 2000 m

Overvoltage category

II (EN 60664-1)

Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC)

Radio Interference Field Strength Emission

DIN EN 55016-2-3 / BS EN 55016-2-3

Radiated Field Immunity

DIN EN 61000-4-3 / BS EN 61000-4-3

Conducted Disturbances Immunity

DIN EN 61000-4-6 / BS EN 61000-4-6

Radio Interference Voltage Emission

DIN EN 55016-2-1 / BS EN 55016-2-1

ESD contact discharge

DIN EN 61000-4-2 / BS EN 61000-4-2
4 kV

Burst

DIN EN 61000-4-4 / BS EN 61000-4-4

Surge

DIN EN 61000-4-5 / BS EN 61000-4-5

Mechanical tests

Vibration sinusoidal

DIN EN 60068-2-6:2008

Shock

DIN EN 60068-2-27:2010

Free fall

DIN EN 60068-2-31:2009

Approvals

UL

In preparation

Conformity declarations

CE

Yes

UKCA

Yes

RoHS

Yes

REACH

Yes

Ethernet LAN interface

Type

10/100 MBit/s Ethernet port (eth0)

Connector

M12, D-coded, female, 4-pin.

Recommended tightening torque of locking screw: 0.4 – 0.6 Nm

IO-Link

Type

IO-Link Master, Class A, 8 ports

Connector

8 x M12 A-coded, female, 5-pole

Recommended tightening torque of locking screw: 0.4 – 0.6 Nm
Maximum cable length: 20 m.

LED indicators

SYS (green/yellow)

“System” status LED of the communication controller

WiFi Symbol Wi-Fi/Bluetooth (blue)

Currently without function (reserved for future use)

EDG (red/green)

“Edge” LED indicating configuration and operating states of the IO-Link sensors

CLD (red/green)

“Cloud” LED indicating connectivity with the Internet/cloud

RUN (red/green)

Currently without function (reserved for future use)

ERR (red/green)

Currently without function (reserved for future use)

LINK (green)

Ethernet Link status

ACT (yellow)

Ethernet Activity status

1L (red/green)

Indicates supply voltage status

2L (green)

Indicates supply voltage status of second load circuit (U2L).

Note: The sensorEDGE does not need or use auxiliary supply voltage (U2L), even though the 2L LED and the pins for the 2L auxiliary load circuit are implemented on the device.

8 x A (red/green/yellow)

Status of the IO-Link port

(Note: Yellow is produced by switching red and green duo LED on at the same time)

8 x B (red/green/yellow)

Not used

Product name

Part number

Brief description

NFS-M8-QM-D2-N16

1915.230

sensorEDGE - IO-Link master with data remote transmission