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I need to communicate with 2 IO-Link masters via Ethernet/IP. The manufacturer of the IO-Link masters provides an EDS file for this devices. I don't find a possibility  to import them in to the configuration of the Ethernet/IP protocol (like I normal do for Canopen). Is there an other way?

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Hi voiptel,

Unfortunately The EDS file compiler for EIPscanner does not exist in the unilogic programmer.

I've created global tags from EDS. You must import global Tags into the program.

For example, look the file TagsforJXC91.xls

Here is Tags input-output for Keyence Camera CVX400 and motor driver JXC91.


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Dear Pista,

Thanks for your help so far. I need to control 15 valves of Bürkert via IO-Link and 1 digital output for a solenoid valve. The valves of Bürkert are proportional valves and controlled via the IO-Link protocol.

This means I need 2 P&P IO-Link masters. See attachment for more info. I hope you have enough with this info.

Kind regards



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  • 11 months later...

Dear Pista!


Could you please help me how to create global tags from an .EDS file?

I would like to work with an Balluff IO link master devices, but I can't handle it.

I have the .eds file of the device, but faced, it has no chance to import the tags in the software. 

So, somehow I have to create my own glob. tags in order to reach my IOmaster device.

Thanks in advance!

Regards.: Bence

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1 hour ago, Pista said:

Sorry everyone.
For a lot of work I did not solve the I / O link EDS.
Our company plans to use IO Link devices with PLCs Unitronics.
Can you publish EDS file and the exact type of IO Link devices?


Dear Pista!

Thank you for your support! I've attached the .eds file I have.

My type is BALLUFF BNI EIP-508-105-Z015
If I see right, that eds is belonging only for this device.

Furthermore, I would like to use an RFID reader and some IO link sensors  connected to this master device.


Thanks again!


Regards: Bence

BNI EIP-508-105-Z015.eds

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On 6/14/2019 at 7:48 PM, Cam said:

I’ve interface and Ethernet IP reader I. To a unistream before.   Any chance your using one from RFideas?  If so I can send you the struct required.

Dear Cam!

Yes please, I have to use some Io link sensors, and after an RFID Reader/writer  connected to this IOlink master device.
I would appreciate if you have any useful information, because I'm a beginner in this subject, and this is my first such a project.


Regards, Bence

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Dear Members!


I have successfully connected with the IOLINK master device.

Important to match the names an the BIG letters at the excel file.

I had to fix few little things in the tag files, but the communication is OK now between the IOmaster and the  PLC.

The next step to reach the RFID reader, but I didn't find the right port setting, how can I activate the IO link port, and communicate with the reader.

If somebody have useful info about, please not hesitate to write :)
If  I find the solution, I'll share it with you.

Regards, Bence



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