It is one of the world’s leading systems for the efficient networking of sensors and actuators at the automation base. With this new generation, AS-Interface has now opened the way to the next dimension of digitalization. ASi-5 is backwards compatible with the previous ASi versions and devices. With ASi-5 larger data quantities can be transmitted significantly faster and even intelligent sensors such as IO-Link can be integrated much easier.
The product range from Bihl+Wiedemann currently contains the following ASi-5 products: ASi-5/ASi-3 Gateways, a counter module, an ASi-5 Slave / IO-Link Master as well as digital I/O modules.
The new ASi-5 digital modules are currently available in three versions: with 16 inputs (BWU3164), with eight in- and outputs each (BWU3163) and with eight inputs (BWU3802). So with just one ASi-5 slave, a high I/O density in the field can be realized. It is possible to simply, efficiently and economically collect signals from up to 16 sensors exactly where they occur. In some cases, the new digital I/O modules from Bihl+Wiedemann even make expensive Ethernet I/O modules unnecessary and thereby significantly reduce the overhead costs.
In addition to the IP67 versions, there is an IP20 version available for each ASi-5 digital module.