Record IO-Link numbers
The annual notarial recording of installed products with interfaces using technology from PROFIBUS & PROFINET International (PI) yielded very positive numbers for 2022. This is especially true for IO-Link.
In the case of IO-Link, 8.4 million IO-Link nodes were integrated into systems over the past year. This means that 2.1 million more nodes were installed than in the previous year (2021), which corresponds to an increase of 33% over that year's number. In all, a total of 35.7 million IO-Link nodes was reached by the end of 2022.
To maintain this trend over the next few years, the entire PI community is working on further establishing PI technology as an enabler for digitalization in industrial automation applications. The marketing working groups are continually coordinating the requirements for the various different areas of application with end users, and the technology working groups are working intensively to implement them in corresponding innovations.
[published on 24.04.2023]