Belden Complements I/O Systems Portfolio with New IO-Link Master Solutions

New LioN-X and LioN-Xlight IO-Link Masters Simplify Connectivity for Fast and Secure Data Transmission

Neckartenzlingen, Germany – November 08, 2022 – Belden, a leading global supplier of specialty networking solutions, has announced the expansion of its Lumberg Automation LioN family to further advance IIoT connectivity in industrial automation.

The powerful new LioN-X IO-Link Masters provide a faster, more reliable and secure approach to collecting, converting and transmitting sensor and actuator data in automated production environments and is specified according to the latest IO-Link specification IO-Link V1.1.3. Now with increased speed capabilities, the advanced solution enables manufacturers to optimize production processes and improve efficiency through state-of-the-art connectivity.

“The LioN-X portfolio enables our customers to deploy a full connectivity solution as they transition to Industry 4.0.” said Brian Lieser, VP and Managing Director Industrial Network Solutions at Belden. “The future-ready solution is at the core of providing secure communication from the sensor to the cloud”

Available in two new variations – the LioN-X, built for maximum performance, and the cost-effective LioN-Xlight – each product line offers a flexible solution to meet the needs of any manufacturing operation for machine connectivity and data collection.

With the LioN-X family, users benefit from:

  • Versatile protocol communication, easily connecting digital I/O signals and IO-Link devices for a variety of fieldbuses (Profinet, EtherNet/IP, EtherCAT, Modbus TCP, CC-Link IE field basic), as well as supporting IIoT integration with OPC UA, MQTT, CoAP and REST for cloud applications.
  • Easy to configure with the LioN-Management Suite V2.0 and its IODD interpreter functionality, an advanced software solution that speeds the time to configure both the LioN-X and IO-Link devices. The same, intuitive configuration with an IODD interpreter is also available on the LioN-X webserver.
  • Fast data transfer with short cycle times, ensuring that IO-Link data reaches controllers quickly and reliably.
  • Innovative security functionality, minimizing the risk of unauthorized access to equipment and the network with ACHILLES and vulnerability-tested data transmission.
  • Unmatched power and connectivity through its M12 Power L-coded connectors.

“As manufacturers look to increase the efficiency of their operations through advanced automation, a simple and flexible solution that can streamline data collection and distribution offers them significant advantages,” said Svenja Litz, cluster manager for I/O systems, field switches and accessories at Belden. “The LioN-X portfolio is designed specifically for that purpose – providing seamless integration into many different PLC and cloud environments, allowing high-speed applications for maximum productivity, and providing additional industry-certified security.”

The LioN-X family is housed within a proven, strong design for durability and reliability even in the harsh environments of machine building, food and beverage, automotive, and metal manufacturing. There are versatile LioN-X and LioN-Xlight IO-Link Master variants available, supporting IO-Link Class A and/or IO-Link Class B ports. The products’ smaller footprint optimizes space utilization and streamlines connections to improve productivity, security and network management.

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