ASi-5 I/O modules

18 March 2019

ASi-5 is the latest generation of the AS-Interface standard which was created to the efficient networking of sensors and actuators at the automation base. The latest version of the standard allows larger data quantities to be transmitted significantly faster and even intelligent sensors such as IO-Link can be integrated more easily.

The first ASi-5 digital modules have recently been introduced by Bihl+Wiedemann. They include ASi-5/ASi-3 Gateways, a counter module, an ASi-5 Slave/IO-Link Master as well as digital I/O modules. The ASi-5 digital modules are currently available in three versions – with 16 inputs, with eight in- and outputs each, and with eight inputs.

With just one ASi-5 slave it is now possible for a high I/O density in the field can be realised and it is possible to collect signals from up to 16 sensors exactly where they occur in an efficient and economical way. 

In some cases, the new digital I/O modules can make Ethernet I/O modules unnecessary which can help reduce costs. In addition to IP67 versions, there is an IP20 version available for each ASi-5 digital module.   


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