Function blocks make it easier to read and write device parameters. Using the Function Block Factory from SICK, they can be individually configured on-line using an IO-link IODD-file - irrespective of the device type and manufacturer.
In addition, process data parser functions can be generated, simplifying and speeding up PLC programming and helping to avoid errors.
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Head of Industrial Software Engineering,
Industrial Integration Space at SICK AG