IO-Link on course for growth

IO-Link also continued along its path of growth in 2020, having supplied a record-breaking 5 million new IO-Link devices in one year.

As for IO-Link, 5 million devices were supplied in 2020 – the largest number of any year so far. Even in tough times, IO-Link managed to achieve a growth rate of 31%, which proves that the technology is firmly anchored in the applications. The total number of installed IO-Link devices is now more than 21 million.

“The user sees our technologies as proven in practice, reliable and viable for the future. For some time now, users have been implementing Industry 4.0 requirements at their plants on a large scale, and our technologies provide a solid basis for this. This demonstrates our clear orientation toward the future,” commented Karsten Schneider, Chairman of PROFIBUS & PROFINET International (PI) the pleasant growth rate of IO-Link.

[published on 03.05.2021]