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.
ASi-5 increases user benefits
Excerpt from the SPS-magazine:
AS-International Association Member Assambly 2018
The members of the AS-International Association met on 13. December 2018 for the annual member assembly in Gelnhausen.
ASi-5: change of generation
AS-Interface is being upgraded for the Industrial Internet of Things:
ASi-5: the shuttle into digitalization
AS-International continues the success story of its AS-Interface: