ControlLogix Fieldbus system

ControlLogix Products

ControlLogix ASi Gateway

 

Function

The Bihl+Wiedemann ASi Master for ControlLogix of Allen-Bradley has 2 ASi masters according to the new specification. A fast and easy commissioning can be accomplished with the use of two pushbuttons and the display. ASi I/O data and status information is mapped into the PLC processor’s I/O data.

 

ASi Scope

Diagnostics, which go far beyond the standard diagnostics facilitate the simple detection of the occassionally occuring configuration errors and further irritations towards the ASi communication. So in case of an error the down time of machines can be minimized or you can initiate preventive maintenance.

 

Commissioning and monitoring

The ASi Master can be commissioned respectively programmed with the help of the software "ASi Control Tools360". Commissioning, debugging and setting up the system without the software can only be accomplished with the use of two push-buttons, the display and the LEDs directly on the system.

ControlLogix ASi

Figure Model

 

 

Communication interface between fieldbus and gateway:

interfaces for standardized fieldbus systems in industrial automation.

PROFIBUS ASi gateway: interface for a PROFIBUS fieldbus

 

PROFIBUS ASi Basic gateway: interface for a PROFIBUS fieldbus

PROFIBUS ASi IP65 gateway: interface for a PROFIBUS fieldbus
PROFINET ASi gateway: interface for a PROFINET fieldbus

EtherNet/IP+ Modbus TCP ASi gateway: interface for an EtherNet/IP+ ModbusTCP fieldbus

BACnet/IP ASi gateway: interface for a BACnet/IP fieldbus
DeviceNet ASi gateway: interface for a DeviceNet fieldbus
ControlLogix ASi gateway: interface for the ControlLogix fieldbus

Compact-/MicroLogix ASi gateway: interface for the Compact-/MicroLogix fieldbus
EtherCat ASi gateway: interface for an EtherCat fieldbus

POWERLINK ASi gateway: interface for an POWERLINK fieldbus
CC-Link ASi gateway: interface for a CC-Link fieldbus
CANopen ASi gateway: interface for a CANopen fieldbus
RS 485 Modbus ASi gateway: interface for a Modbus/RTU; RS 485 fieldbus

OPC UA server: interface for the OPC UA communication

 

Fieldbus interface

The device communicates via the standard ASi-3 and/or ASi-5.

ASi-5/ASi-3
Standard devices

"Single Master":

1 ASi network, 1 ASi-5/ASi-3 Master.

1 ASi network, 1 ASi-3 Master.

"Double Master":

2 ASi networks, 2 ASi-5/ASi-3 Masters.

2 ASi networks, 2 ASi-3 Masters.

Safety devices

"Single Master" :

1 ASi network, 1 ASi-5/ASi-3 Master.

1 ASi network, 1 ASi-3 Master.

"Double Master" :

2 ASi networks, 2 ASi-5/ASi-3 Masters.

2 ASi networks, 2 ASi-3 Masters.

"Optional ASi Safety coupling circuit" :
2 ASi networks, 1 ASi-3 Master.

Number of ASi networks, number of ASi Master

" yes, max. 4 A/ASi network ":

Data decoupling integrated in the gateway. Cost-effective power for 2 ASi networks with 1 power supply (optionally supply of multiple Single Gateways by 1 power supply).

Operation with short cable lengths with standard 24 V power supply possible.


" yes, max. 8 A/ASi network ":

Data decoupling integrated in the gateway. Cost-effective power for 2 ASi networks with 1 power supply (optionally supply of multiple Single Gateways by 1 power supply).

Operation with short cable lengths with standard 24 V power supply possible.


"yes, optimized for 2 x NEC class 2 power supplies"

Data decoupling integrated in the gateway. Optimized for use with 2 x UL certified 30 V/3 A power supplies with power limitation <100 W (BW4223). In combination 2 separate NEC Class 2 compliant ASi circuits are created.


"no, max. 8 A/ASi network, redundant supply ":

1 ASi power supply per ASi network. Gateway is powered in normal operation from one of the two ASi power supplies.

Should one ASi power supply fail, switching to the other ASi power supply allows all the diagnostics functions to be maintained and the unaffected ASi network continues to operate.


" no, max. 8 A/ASi network ":

1 ASi power supply per ASi network.

Integrated decoupling, ASi current measurement in the gateway

Access to ASi master and safety monitor via own software from Bihl+Wiedemann using the diagnostic interface (e.g. USB, RJ45, RS232). For certain devices with Ethernet-based fieldbus (PROFINET, EtherNet/IP), there is also the option of diagnostics and configuration directly via the fieldbus interface.

 

The latest version of the device description file of the gateway/gateway with integrated safety monitor (GSD, GSDML, EDS, etc.) is available in the "Downloads" section of the respective device.

Diagnostic and configuration interface

Detects whether the same address has been assigned to two ASi nodes. Frequent error when using a handheld addressing device.

Recognition of duplicate ASi addresses

Checks the ASi line for interference effects such as noise, external voltages, ...

ASi fault detector

Using a C-program offers the possibility to run mini-PLC functions with a gateway.

Programming in C
Article No.
BWU1488
Gateway
ControlLogix
ASi-3 compatible
2 ASi networks, 2 ASi-3 Masters
no, max. 8 A/ASi network
RS 232
no
no
no
BW4724
Gateway
complete set ControlLogix
ASi-3 compatible
2 ASi networks, 2 ASi-3 Masters
no, max. 8 A/ASi network
RS 232
no
no
no