Fig. 1: Use active distributors to make any components bus-capable
Are you searching for a simple installation and bus system for your plant but don't want to sacrifice the proven sensors, buttons and switches? With active distributors you can make any component AS-Interface (AS-i) capable and use them with no restrictions in the simple, robust AS-i bus system. Even a sensor without an AS-i connection can be integrated into existing AS-i networks.
Fig. 2: active distributors AS-i for incorporating standard sensors, buttons or switches (left), Active distributors AS-i Safety for incorporating safe sensors, buttons or switches (right)