The sensors offer different connection possibilities with the PLC systems available on the market.
Some of these possibilities are listed below:
- RS-422 interface: Sensor commands (ASCII-based) are exchanged between PLC and sensor via RS-422 interface (see AN2010, example with RS-422 interface and Siemens S7).
- External PROFIBUS interface: DIMS protocol converter (Dimetix Art.No. 500214) for sensor connection to an existing PROFIBUS interface (see AN2005, example with DIMS PROFIBUS and Siemens S7).
- Industrial Ethernet interfaces: Newer sensor types have optionally integrated PROFINET, EtherNet/IP or EtherCAT interfaces (see Dimetix website for details).
Other standard integrated sensor interfaces can of course also be used for a connection to a PLC system. More information about the available interfaces of the Dimetix Sensors can be found on the Dimetix website.