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IO-Link Device Validation (Compatible or Identical)

Use Device Validation to make your IO-Link port smart.  You can link IO-Link ports to operate only when a compatible or identical IO-Link device is attached.

This example illustrates:

  • Port 1 – Device Validation set to identical.  Identical Device Validation can only function if the IO-Link device contains a serial number.
  • Ports 2, 3, and 5 – Device Validation set to compatible, which means these ports only operate if a compatible (same Vendor ID and same Device ID) IO-Link device is attached to the corresponding port.
  • Port 4 – after clicking SAVE, this port is configured for compatible device validation

DeviceValidation - IO-Link Device Validation (Compatible or Identical)