The Profinet-powered 16-port IO-Link Master is designed for scalability in distributed architecture. The Link Master can host up to 480 configurable I/O on a single Profinet node when combined with the company’s expandable IO-Link hubs. Each of the 16 ports on the device can be configured as a two-channel standard I/O port or used as an IO-Link port to connect smart sensors from hundreds of IO-Link device suppliers. It also can be used with Balluff’s I/O hubs to scale up the I/O counts. With IO-Link V1.1, this block offers up to 32 bytes of data transfer per port.