To meet rising demand for Industry 4.0 factory automation solutions keeps across the United Kingdom, a new partnership was recently created between UK’s industrial automation distributor Routeco, and global wireless industrial automation solution provider CoreTigo.

Engaging in a strategic partnership to revolutionize the factory automation field in the UK, the two companies agreed on pursuing a joint effort, leaping industrial automation forward and creating numerous new applications and capabilities. By doing so, Routeco is expending the spread of IO-Link Wireless communication in its territories, shifting machines to wireless communication, and unbinding their full capabilities.

IO-Link Wireless provides essential characteristics, essential for advanced industrial manufacturing capabilities. Ranging from a 5 Msec low latency and deterministic nature, through scalability reliability and coexistence capabilities, it portrays must have abilities for the 2020’s competitive market. IO-Link Wireless presents reliability of 1 e-9 Packet Error Rate (PER), which compared to everyday wireless communications protocols such as Wi-Fi, Zigbee and BLE (Bluetooth low energy), is 1 million times better (1e6).

Complementing Routeco’s portfolio, some of CoreTigo’s main solutions target challenges in the Packaging, Automotive, Pharmaceuticals and Metal Works. Enabling for the first time real-time control and monitoring on industrial rotating devices, IO-Link Wireless enhances and opens the door for new capabilities with Rotary Tables & Carousels, Transport Tracks, Smart Machine Tooling, Robotic End-of-Arm, Condition Monitoring and many others.

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About IO-Link Wireless
IO-Link Wireless is a deterministic, low latency (5 msec), highly-reliable and scalable universal wireless communication protocol. Based on the IO-Link IEC 61131-9 standard, it is designed specifically for factory automation, coexisting with other networks – both wired and wireless.

About Routeco
Routeco is part of Sonepar UK Limited. The company was formed in 1978 and has successfully established itself as one of the UK`s leading distributors of industrial automation and control products. Over an impressive period of sustained and continuous growth, Routeco now employs over 250 personnel. The company has expanded by focusing on providing customers with the very best choice of products from leading manufacturers from around the world packaged together with a range of value-added services. For more information please visit the Routeco website:

About CoreTigo
CoreTigo enables faster and more flexible manufacturing by providing high-performance machine digitalization, wireless connectivity and edge solutions for machine builders, system integrators and industrial equipment manufacturers. CoreTigo’s products enable the design and retrofit of machines and production lines that were not possible before. These solutions increase flexibility, adaptivity and modularity, resulting in cost effectiveness, increased productivity and downtime reduction. Embraced by industrial leaders,
CoreTigo’s solutions are based on the IO-Link Wireless global standard, which is fit for harsh factory environments and motion control applications, providing the most reliable wireless connectivity for millions of sensors, actuators and industrial devices worldwide.