IO-Link Membership

IO-Link Community Membership Guidelines & Benefits

As an IO-Link Community member you will enjoy the right to participate in all working groups, early access to all documents and the use of the IO-Link patents of member companies as well as free logo use. All this plus publicity for your company and IO-Link products on both the official IO-Link  and PI websites.

Membership of PI is a prerequisite for membership of the IO-Link Community. In the UK, that would mean joining The PROFIBUS Group – PI UK at Vendor Level or higher.

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Rights granted by IO-Link Community membership:

  1. Full access to all IO-Link specifications, including work status, fieldbus integration etc.
  2. The right to world-wide marketing of products with the IO-Link figurative marks, as long as the products comply with the specification of IO-Link and are tested according to the test specification using the test tools released by the IO-Link Community (vendor self certification).
  3. The option of working together in technical organizations of the community and the introduction of requirements for expansion and modification of the specifications (via change request through the work server).
  4. Participation in decision making regarding the direction the technology takes (right to make recommendations).
  5. Participation in common marketing activities.
  6. Joint use of patents for IO-Link approved by the member companies.
  7. Company and Product Listing on IO-Link and PI Websites

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The most important membership conditions:

Membership of the IO-Link Community requires also written acceptance of the supplementary rules.

More information on IO-Link specifications and procedures is available in the download area of the IO-Link web page:

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