Settings of the IO-Link devices

To find the basic settings of the devices for each port, proceed as follows.

1. right-click on the port to open the context menu and select “Settings”.
A new tab “Portx:: Settings” opens where the settings described below can be made.
Settings of the IO-Link devices 1:
Context menu - Settings
Settings of the IO-Link devices 2:
Settings of the IO-Link devices
1. Information
This field is for information only; the IODD that was read in is displayed under Device Description. Furthermore, the VendorID, DeviceID and the IO-Link revision (V1.0 or V1.1) of the IO-Link devices are displayed. If the device is an IO-Link device V1.1, then the parameter server function is supported.

The following settings can be made in the settings for the IO-Link devices (see figure above):

2. Start-up checks
This parameter can be used to specify that the Vendor ID and Device ID should be checked when the IO-Link device starts up.
This avoids errors when exchanging IO-Link devices.
3. CycleTime
Specifies the cycle time for the IO-Link master
4. Communication mode
Selection of the mode in which the IO-Link port is to be operated.
“Communication”: Default mode for IO-Link devices
“StdDigIn / StdDigOut”: Mode for non-IO-Link devices, automatically selected if the port is configured as a digital input or output.
5. Error Reaction
If the “Set Input Data to 0” field is activated:
input data are set to 0 in case of error
Status display: “Error”
6. Button "Advanced"
7. Data Storage
Pay attention to the sensor version:
V1.0 -> data storage is not supported
V1.1 -> data are stored in the parameter server (preset)

Settings of the IO-Link devices 3:

8. Process Data Format
Adaptation of the process data format
If Field “Use Octet String” is selected
complex data types (process data) are created as octet strings.
Advantage: simple further processing in the PLC
9. Firmware Update of the Beckhoff IO-Link devices
For a firmware update use the “Download” button. Observe the description in the documentation of EPIxxxx boxes in chapter Firmware Update des IO-Link Devices.