Current trend to IO-Link slightly improving
IO-Link is a field bus-neutral interface, which makes the point-to-point connection between I/O modules and sensors able to communicate. The existing 2/3 wiring can be used. So any additional core for diagnosis and parameter settings of sensors becomes unnecessary. With analogue sensors IO-Link saves the analogue boxes. Also the screened cable often necessary with analogue sensors is omitted.
To these benefits of IO-Link 71% of the machine-builders gave a positive feedback according to a survey by Quest TechnoMarketing, comprising over 300 machine-builders. The results of this survey from the year 2007 are available in the Quest Trend Magazine as download on http://www.quest-trendmagazin.de/...
However, the economic crisis, broken off at the end of 2007, curbed the interest of using IO-Link at first. So only 7% of the machine-builders planned to change to IO-Link in 2009.
This year the trend to IO-Link has again slightly improved. As the Quest Trend Magazine further publishes, 10% of the machine-builders are now ready to implement IO-Link this year. Also the broadness of this implementation has increased. In eight out of ten investigated sectors machine-builders want to introduce IO-Link. Last year just five sectors had been concerned.
In addition to these trends the Quest Trend Magazine publishes an interesting application report, how the benefits of IO-Link in connection with Profibus become effective in full. The link to this article is http://www.quest-trendmagazin.de/...
All articles are published in German and English language.
So the Quest Trend Magazine makes the machine-builders’ decisions easier. Now the machine-builders can compare their intended changes with the trends in their own sector confirming or adjusting their intentions.
The suppliers of automation technology are learning beyond their constituency, which changes in IO-Link the machinery industry as a whole is aiming for this year. This enables the suppliers to meet the demand trends in time and purposefully.
The trends from the users’ point of view are based on market surveys of Quest TechnoMarketing, Bochum, London, with the title “What the machine-builders want to change in the automation technology 2010”. This survey was carried out in January/February and covered scarcely 250 representative machine-builders. Highlight, table of contents and budget of the study are on http://www.qtm.de/...
Quest TechnoMarketing is specialised in market surveys regarding the automation technology for more than 20 years and is the publisher of the Quest Trend Magazine.
Quest Trend Magazine
The print edition of the Quest Trend Magazine is published since 2001 and dispatched to 3,200 personally addressed decision-makers in the automation technology in the machinery industry of Germany, Austria and Switzerland and in the automotive and F&B industries in Germany. It has at least 10,000 readers according to the reader questioning and enjoys a high degree of attention due to its focus on trends in the automation technology from users’ point of view.
The current print edition is ready for download: http://www.quest-trendmagazin.de/...
The Quest Trend Magazine is published by Quest TechnoMarketing.
About Quest TechnoMarketing:
Quest TechnoMarketing, founded 1989, is specialised in market surveys for the automation technology. Location is Bochum and as Quest TechnoMarketing Ltd. London. At Bochum a team of 6 specialists are employed.
The market studies of Quest TechnoMarketing cover very detailed the demand trends in control technology, drive technology, field buses, Ethernet and sensor technology in the machinery industry and in the automotive and F&B industries.
These demand trends are based on interviews with the decision-makers. The trends are professionally, representatively and manufacturer independently recorded.
The customers of Quest TechnoMarketing are the manufacturers of automation technology. The majority of the well-known manufacturers belong to them. The customers use the market studies for their product development and market processing.
Further information to Quest TechnoMarketing on the Internet www.qtm.de.