AS-Interface is the intelligent solution for communication on the lower fieldbus level, an economically reasonable system, used to easily, reliably, and economically connect binary sensors and actuators and attach them to the higher control level. By supplying the actuators and sensors with power and data through the famous AS-Interface two-conductor flat cable, cable trees, common on traditional wired systems, are omitted. The easy wiring process is doable even without training due to the reliable mechanical Click and Go Technology. AS-Interface, an intelligent wiring system rather than a genuine fieldbus, is not meant as a replacement for complex networking solutions.
The freely selectable network topology facilitates the installation of an AS-Interface network as much as it simplifies its configuration. Error susceptibility of other systems often leads to delays during installation. Therefore, one of the highest priorities while designing the AS-Interface system was to reduce sources for potential errors. Reverse polarity protection by using the asymmetric flat cable is just one such measure taken. Read more
Understanding AS-Interface and its advantages
The following webinars are available on demand:
Design Simplicity and Cost Containment
Industrial clients, customers, and entire markets require products of increasingly higher quality while also demanding strict cost containment. Learn how AS-Interface achieves these seemingly contradictory goals.
Applications and Financial Advantages
Modern automation solutions use flexible and powerful technologies, allowing automation systems to be designed faster and implemented quicker. See how AS-Interface achieves all of this while being cost-effective.
Experience just how easy it is to integrate the simplest fieldbus AS-Interface into your system. You will be shown examples with an Allen Bradley and a Siemens PLC. Integrating AS-Interface into your PLC is just as easy as integrating any other I/O devices.
Optimizing Automation with Ethernet and AS-Interface Introduction to the design and operation of AS-Interface system enhancing EtherNet/IP and Profinet.
Safety at Work - Safety Process Simplified
Increasing automation creates a need for effective machine safety systems working in setups with constantly growing complexity. Understand how AS-Interface can cost-effectively incorporate a wide variety of safety components.
Cost Analysis and Function of AS-Interface Safety at Work
A safety system that is easy to install, easy to implement and to maintain, while being exceptionally cost effective. See cost comparisons between conventional solutions with point-to-point cabling and solutions using fieldbus technology, and experience the simplicity of ASi Safety at Work.
September 27-29, 2021 in Las Vegas
What is behind this new technology? Who can use it? What are the advantages? How does it compare to former versions? Will it work with another version of AS-Interface?
Date to be announced
AS-Interface and Material Handling
Where does ASi-5 apply. What can it do now?
Date to be announced