I was wondering if there is a way to connect io-link sensors - or even io-link masters with sensors connected to them - to Tulip in any possible way (Node-red or any other way would be awesome as well) since there is clearly no native support (driver) on edge devices etc.
If you have already tried even something similar to this, please share your experiences .
Or if it is not yet a thing we can do, is there a future plan to release some kind of feature for this?
Yeah, I found these nodes too, but it seems to be compatible only with IO-link masters from this manufacturer “IFM”.
Soo, since I tried to connect Turck sensors it did not really work out just yet.
That is why i thought about more like of a “doing it from scratch” approach.
If going to one of their masters or hubs, they support tons of IOT protocols, so there are a bunch of different ways to interface in Node-Red. Here is one of their products that supports MQTT, TCP/IP, hosts a REST API, etc. all of these avenues are compatible with Node-Red. (product docs around IOT attached)
If you can throw me the models you are looking at, I can give a little more direct guidance on what this might look like in NR/Tulip.
Thank you for the quick answers.
We currently have no specific models or hardware for the use of this, just a Turck IO-link starter kit to play around with.
This kit includes This master.
But my goal would be more like figuring out if this is possible at all or not, if that makes sense. Task ideas with this would be for example very long-range rfid reading for location services, etc.
As far as I’m concerned, unfortunately it isn’t possible to plug these sensors directly to the Edge IO.