CloudRail.Box

IO-Link Connector

IO-Link Connector

The IO-Link Connector of the CloudRail.Box allows you to connect over 12.000 compatible IO-Link sensors and actuators of any vendor to the cloud.

IO-Link Masters — Plug&Play

To connect an IO-Link sensor to the CloudRail.Box, a so called IO-Link Master is required. CloudRail supports models of various vendors like IFM, Turck or Comtrol (Pepperl+Fuchs). Configuration of the IO-Link Master? Just Plug it in! The CloudRail.Box automatically finds compatible devices and you will instantly see the available ports and connected sensors — no configuration required.

Works in Existing Environments

The CloudRail.Box can either work with exclusively installed sensors and IO-Link Masters or use existing hardware which is already connected to a PLC. Thanks to a Y-Path, this works without any impacts on the production system. Depending on the IO-Link Master, the CloudRail.Box can operate in the same network as the PLC or a completely separated one.

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Compatibility

The CloudRail.Box works with the following IO-Link Masters and Sensors. We closely work with the leading vendors in this area to continuously increase the list of compatible devices.

IO-Link Masters

IFM:
All IO-Link masters of the DataLine edition. Connected to the CloudRail.Box via the IoT-port (Y-Path, parallel connection to a PLC possible).

AL1300, AL1301, AL1302, AL1303, AL1320, AL1321, AL1322, AL1323 AL1330, AL1331, AL1332, AL1333 AL1340, AL1341, AL1342, AL1343, AL1350, AL1351, AL1352, AL1353, AL1900, AL1920, AL1930, AL1940, AL1950

IFM Website

Turck:
Connected to the CloudRail.Box via the fieldbus port (software Y-Path, parallel connection to a PLC possible). Important: Please update your CloudRail.Box firmware BEFORE connecting the Turck master.

TBEN-S2-4IOL (beta), TBEN-L5-8IOL (beta)

Turck Website

More IO-Modules coming soon

Comtrol:
Connected to the CloudRail.Box via the fieldbus port (no parallel connection to a PLC).

8-PNIO (beta)

Comtrol Website

Sensors

The CloudRail.Box works best with sensors and actuators with an IO-Link interface. Almost all professional sensors for industrial applications already support IO-Link. It is also possible to use digital (1/0) or analog (with IO-Link adaptor) sensors. In total, the CloudRail.Box is compatible with over 12000 sensors and actuators.