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.
Joined by Bihl+Wiedemann, ifm, Pepperl+Fuchs and Schmersal, we are getting ready to go to Las Vegas to exhibit at the PACK EXPO for the fifth consecutive year. Not only will you discover how AS-Interface works and what automation solutions our partners have to offer, you will also be introduced to ASi-5. We are excited to present AS-Interface - Package Automation made Economical on Monday, September 23 on the Innovation Stage at 11am.
Please use the link below to be our guest at the show:
September 23-25, 2019 in Las Vegas, NV, booth 7463. Please join us as our guest by using the following code:
Experience the newest technologies and solutions in the packaging industry, learn how you can improve your processes, and see how automation can give you the edge you are looking for. With 2,000 exhibitors, 30,000 attendees, more than 40 vertical markets and 900,000 net sq ft of exhibits, this show is one of the largest in the field.
International Robot Safety Conference
October 15-17, 2019 in Indianapolis, IN, table 21. We will be displaying AS-Interface Safety at Work supported by Bihl+Wiedemann, ifm, Pepperl+Fuchs, and Schmersal.
"Robot sales are at an all-time high and robot safety is of paramount importance in automation planning. The RIA International Robot Safety Conference will offer conference sessions and workshops that examine key issues in robot safety and provide an in-depth overview of current industry standards."
TÜV-AS-Interface Technology Workshop:
AS-Interface North America and TUV Rheinland USA – Complex automation tasks and certified safety solutions
This hands-on workshop, conducted by a team of safety experts from TUV Rheinland and automation specialists from AS-Interface North America, is the ideal forum to learn about up to date safety requirements, procedures and solutions while experiencing networked safety devices on AS-Interface:
Thursday, February 6, 2020 (5pm-8pm)
- Presentation: How Industry 4.0 will impact functional safety.
Followed by dinner
Friday, February 7, 2020 (8am-5pm)
Breakfast (8 -9am)
- TUV – Our Services and Introduction to Functional Safety in Industrial Applications
- Application of these safety standards (ASi)
- Introduction to Cybersecurity in Industrial Application and the Effects on Functional Safety, the Cybersecurity certification schemes (S4S, Industrial Internet, IECEE CB & TUV schemes) and personnel trainings (TUV)
- Why does networking safety technology on AS-Interface assure compliance with worldwide safety guidelines? (ASi)
Lunch (12:30 – 1:30 pm)
- Functional Safety Concepts – A detailed look at risk analysis, SIL and the Functional Safety Concept (IEC 61508 / IEC 61511) (TUV)
- Hands-on setup and configuration of a life AS-Interface system, discussing applications
- Architectures of Safety Systems and Chains - Requirements (TUV)
- Benefits of combining non-safe and safe I/O on the same network (ASi)
- Software - Application Software and Functional Safety (TUV)
- Machinery safety as an integral part of the success of Industry 4.0 (ASi)
- Discuss your ideas, problems, and questions with experts from TUV and
- AS-Interface experts
- Closing Statements
Date: February 6th 5pm-8pm and February 7th 8am – 5pm
Location: Nashville, TN
Cost: $450/person, $150 each additional person from the same company
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