Balluff Valve Manifold ConnectorBy utilizing an industrial network and a Balluff Distributed Modular I/O valve manifold connector, cost and time of valve manifold installation and repair can be reduced by changing 25 conductor terminations into a M12 4wire connection. The 25-pin D-sub manifolds are lower cost than their networked counterparts; are plug-and-play with distributed modular I/O; and are typically standard off-the-shelf components making them easier to specify, source, and repair. Balluff valve manifold connectors are compatible with most major valve brands including: MAC, SMC, Festo, Parker, Bosch Rexroth, Norgren, and Numatics. The valve control solutions are compatible with EtherNet/IP, PROFINET, DeviceNet, Profibus, and CC-Link networks. By utilizing the vendor-neutral communication standard, IO-Link, virtually any combination of networks and valve brands can be specified by the end-user regardless of what is offered from the valve manufacturer alone. –