Start the KS2000 Configuration Software.

Settings 1:
KS2000 - Starting the configuration software

Communication channel

The communication between KS2000 and the KL6224 can take place either via the fieldbus (via ADS) or via a serial cable (via COM interface).

Click on Options/Communication channel to select the communication channel.

Settings 2:
KS2000 - Selecting the communication channel


Click on Login. Settings 3:

The fieldbus station is displayed as a tree structure.

Settings 4:
KS2000 - Display of the fieldbus station

Insert the IO-Link devices

There are three options to integrate an IO-Link device:

  1. Automatic scan of the IO-Link ports, [Scan devices] button
  2. Manual insertion via catalog, [Catalog] button
  3. Import the device description, [Import Device Description] button
Settings 5:
Insert the IO-Link devices

Automatic scan of the IO-Link ports

Connect the IO-Link sensor to the KL6224.

Switch on the Bus Coupler with the KL6224.

Click on Login Settings 6: to connect to the fieldbus station and read the modified KL6224 process image.

In the General dialog click on the [Scan devices] button.

Settings 7:
Automatic scan of the IO-Link ports
Settings 8:

Communication Mode

For scanning, the Communication mode must not be set to Communication (Port1/Settings).

Settings 9:
Display of the detected IO-Link devices

The detected IO-Link devices are displayed, and the required process data are created.

Manual insertion via catalog

In the General dialog click on the [Catalog] button.

Settings 10:
Manual insertion via catalog

Here you can

Settings 11:
Calling the create Device dialog

use the create Device dialog to manually create an IO-Link device

Settings 12:
The create Device dialog

with the main communication parameters.

Import the device description

In the General dialog click on the [Import Device Description] button.

Settings 13:
Import the device description

The XML files for the IO-Link devices are stored in the IO-Link folder of the KS2000 (e.g. under Windows 7 in the folder C:\Program Files (x86)\KS2000_V4\IOLink)

Settings 14:
Selecting the XML file

Select the XML file for the required sensor and open it.

Now continue scanning the IO-Link ports (see above).

The detected IO-Link devices are displayed, and the required process data are created.

Settings 15:

Always import IODD

Always read in existing IODDs before scanning or manually inserting IO-Link devices, in order to obtain further sensor-specific information.

K-bus interface

Please note: When changing IO-Link devices the following message may occur.

Settings 16:
The K-bus interface of the KL6224 has changed

This message indicates that the K-bus interface of the KL6224 has changed, because the connection of a further IO-Link device has changed the process image of the KL6224.
However, this message does not affect the integration of IO-Link devices.

IO-Link port settings

In the General dialog click on Settings for the required port.

Settings 17:
IO-Link port settings?


This parameter can be used to specify that the vendor ID and the device ID should be checked when the IO-Link device starts up.


Specifies the cycle time for the IO-Link master

Communication mode

An IO-Link device can be operated in different modes. The default mode for IO-Link devices is Communication.

Error reaction

If this checkbox is checked, the input data are set to 0 in the event of an error.


Click on [Advanced] to open the dialog for the advanced settings.

Settings 18:
Advanced settings

Data Storage

Please note the sensor versions:

Process Data Format

Here you can adjust the process data format.

If the checkbox only Octet String is checked, complex data types (process data) are created as octet string in the interest of simplification.