AS-International: ASi-5 specification now available
During the general meeting mid-December 2019 in Gelnhausen, Germany, the project managers of the ASi-5 development collaboration, Dr. Thomas Sebastiany and Bernhard Wiedemann, officially handed the ASi-5 specification over to AS-International. The specification is now available to all members.
Through the next level of innovation ASi-5, AS-Interface is ready for the future and ready to master the challenges of digitalization. ASi-5 was developed to be the ideal data shuttle for digitalization, Industry 4.0, and the IOT, while keeping the proven simplicity of the AS-Interface system: Maintaining downward compatibility within the system as well as preserving already existing advantages like the simple wiring process and a topology-free network were core objectives during the development of ASi-5. This system update offers even more power and functionality: extended diagnostics, greater data width, shorter cycle times, more users and the option to easily integrate IO-Link.
Simultaneously with the technology project, an ASi-5 addressing app was designed. This app allows easy and comfortable addressing of ASi-5 components via smart phone or tablet.
After multiple years developing ASi-5, the project is now finalized, tested, approved, and already part of the portfolio of several development partners. From now on, all AS-International Association members can use ASi-5 technology and the ASi-5 ASIC in their own development projects, and thus profit from the advanced technology. AS-Interface continues to guarantee compatibility with the ASi components of all other manufacturers.
We would like to take the opportunity to thank the ASi-5 development partners for the excellent cooperation and the mutual trust.
MA 2019 – Executive board confirmed
The members of the AS-International Association met on December 12, 2019 for the annual members´assembly in Gelnhausen. We reviewed last year, planned the activities for the coming year, handed over the ASi-5 specification and held board elections.
The elections went without any surprises and the board again consists of the following people:
Chairman: Jochen Bihl – Bihl+Wiedemann,
Vice-Chairman: Dr. Markus Platen – Siemens,
Treasurer: Michael Strauss – ifm,
Head of the technical commission: Dr. Thomas Sebastiany – Pepperl+Fuchs
In addition to the board elections, the meeting focused on the official handover of the ASi-5 specification, which is now available to all members of the AS-International Association.
We had a successful conference day and are confident about the new year 2020.
Member Assembly Japan 2019
Tokyo, 29th July 2019 - The AS-Interface user organization Japan met for the annual general meeting in Tokyo. The positive development in the Japanese market made the AS-Interface members optimistic for the second half of the year.
The next highlight will be the international fair SCF - System Control Fair in Japan, from 27 to 29 November.
More information abot the SCF: www.expocheck.com
AS-Interface market increase 2018
AS-Interface has shown considerable growth in recent years. This success story continued in 2018. The system continues to impress with very good growth figures, as evidenced by the notary statistics of AS-Interface.
The growth in the American market is particularly strong. There, the number of AS-Interface slaves for the full year 2018 increased by 27% compared to the previous year.
Rolf Becker, the managing director of the AS-Interface organization AS-International Association, also explains the good sales in the American market with the increased activities taken by the AS-Interface organization in North America. With expanding activities, the AS‑Interface organization is on site and has a strong offer for the interested user. The user can get information in technology workshops, webinars and trade fair participations. This pays off especially for the companies involved. In the American market, Rolf Becker still sees significant growth potential for AS-Interface, especially in view of the increasing willingness to invest in the local industry in America.
2018 AS-Interface applications that used valve control heads were particularly strong. The valve control heads integrated with AS-Interface recorded an increase of 16% for the full year 2018.
The strong growth is judged by Tilman Schinke, market manager of the AS-Interface organization as a result of the strong trend towards the use of Ethernet systems. The use of Ethernet also strengthens AS-Interface. Connecting simple sensors and actuators with Ethernet systems needs efforts and costs. It requires a cost-effective solution such as AS Interface for the connection of sensors and actuators. With AS-Interface, the plants and engineering costs stay under control.
The new AS-Interface ASi-5 technology will also open up new applications for the system in the future. As soon as the first products are widely available, we expect a significant growth spurt, says Rolf Becker, Managing Director of the AS-International Association.
Review HMI 2019
The motto of the Hannover Messe 2019 was "Integrated Industry - Industrial Intelligence". From 1 to 5 April, 6500 exhibitors presented innovations in the field of automation...
In hall 9 at booth D06, AS-Interface also presented its new ASi-5 technology. At our ASi-5 booth, visitors got personally informed about the special features and the strong performance spectrum of ASi-5.
Following partners rounded off the offer of our booth with their solutions and products:
- Bürkert Werke
- Gebrüder Frei
- Getriebebau Nord
- ifm electronic
- Siemens and
- U.I. Lapp
New contacts, exciting encounters and constructive discussions underlined our successful trade fair presence in Hannover.
Thanks for your visit. We hope to see you again this year of one another trade fair. Find more information about our coming shows.
Japan, Member Assembly 2019
The AS-Interface user organization in japan met on January 26, 2019. The activities for 2019 were planned at the annual member assembly and a new board was voted:
Chairman: Mr Becker, AS-International
Director: Mr Nakano, Siemes
Secretary: Miss Kudo, Pepperl+Fuchs
Accounting: Mr Nakano, Siemens
Technical consultant: Mr Uno, ifm electronic
Promotion: Miss Kudo, Pepperl+Fuchs
Auditor: Mr Ito, Iwai
Executive adviser: Mr Izawa
Member Assembly 2018
The members of the AS-International Association met on 13. December 2018 for the annual member assembly in Gelnhausen. We reviewed the year 2018 with our successes and planned the activities for the coming year.
Probably the biggest event was the premiere of ASi-5. We presented the new technology for the first time at SPS IPC Drives in Nuremberg. The new launch and the introduction of ASi-5 were very well received. 2018 was an eventful year with many trade fairs, seminars, interested parties and new members. The upcoming year 2019 should build on this year. The focus of our activities will be the new ASi-5 technology.
We record a successful conference day and look forward together to the year ahead.
Successful along North America, AS-Interface growth above average.
AS-Interface has made a record of above average growth in a conservative market surrounding. The notary statistic knows the direction, up.
In North America the AS-Interface System has made a growth of almost 40% for the devices. With these values the strong figures of the notary statistic in the last seasons have been out scaled. The actual AS-Interface notary statistics indicate a clear trend towards the use of AS-Interface in automation. Especially the American market has taken lead in the dynamics. The actual increasing American automation market is one of the reasons for the power in North America. But AS-Interface is driven by a much stronger power and it makes a progress above average progress. In the USA we have a strong development among the AS-Interface users, so it happened to be a central place to go, the AS-Interface stand at Pack Expo (Chicago, Oct. 14-17).
AS-Interface office, stronger facing the future.
The AS-Interface team grows. Tina Lochner strengthens the fields marketing and communication.
Tina Lochner strengthens the AS-Interface team in the fields of marketing and communication as well as in administration. Tina Lochner will provide valuable support for the team in the upcoming tasks, the market introduction of ASi-5, with her know-how in marketing. The team welcomes the new colleague and the new power in the organization.
AS-Interface with new board in pole position.
The AS-Interface user organization has elected a new board. Elections took place during members assembly in December 2017.
New in the board are Dr. Markus Platen (Siemens) and Michael Strauss (ifm electronic). Unanimously have been elected Dr. Markus Platen for Vice Chairman and Michael Strauss for Treasurer.
In the board have been confirmed the chairman Jochen Bihl (Bihl+Wiedemann) and the head of the technical commission Dr. Thomas Sebastiany (Pepperl+Fuchs)
Dr. Andreas Schiff (ICS) one of the founding fathers of AS-Interface retired. Dr. Andreas Schiff had been Member of the board in the position of Treasurer for many years. With his technical expert skills, he had been accountable for a lot of inventions, always being a substantial support to users. From the position of the vice chairman Stephan Luber (Siemens) retreated. Stephan Luber has shaped the international success and is well known among the members for pushing new technology steps.
The members assembly thanked the long-time members of the old board for there efforts and accomplishments around the AS-Interface system.