Emerson’s G3 IO-Link master for pneumatic systems and IIoT integration

Oct. 30, 2023

G3 Class A IO-Link master provides smart and analog sensor connectivity for the Aventics Series G3 fieldbus platform. It supports EtherNet/IP DLR, Profinet and other protocols, and achieves pneumatic valve control via direct, digital communications with machine controllers.

G3 is reported to be the only fieldbus electronics platform for pneumatic valve systems with a graphical display for configuration, commissioning and diagnostics. It’s configurable with G3’s web server, and offers event-based and I/O-mapped diagnostics for predictive maintenance for Industry 4.0 and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) applications. Users can include multiple IO-Link masters on one G3 Fieldbus platform, saving hardware costs. It's compatible with the full G3 range of valve interfaces, including Series 501, 502, 503 (ISO15407-2), 2035, 2002, 2005, 2012 and 511, 512, 513 (ISO 5599-2).

G3 is optimized for sensor-rich applications with eight Class A ports per module to support multiple IO-Link smart and analog sensors, which can be distributed up to 30 meters away from G3. Together with IO-Link’s 20-meter maximum cable length, participating sensors can be located up to 50 meters away from the G3 Fieldbus platform.