Bihl+Wiedemann now offers AS-i Safety active distributors with integrated AS-i chip especially for Schmersal and Pilz interlocks. They are used to easily incorporate safety interlocks from these manufacturers into AS-i systems: The connection between the interlock and our module is done with 8-conductor M12 cables integrated into the active distributor. The cable length between the distributor and interlock thus has no effect on the allowable total length of the AS-i network.
Their especially compact form factor is ideal for cable ducts, allowing you freedom in cable routing paths. And thanks to pre-assembled cables you save hardware costs and wiring time while at the same time minimizing possible wiring mistakes.
Versions for interlocks from other manufacturers are available on request.
Fig.: AS-i active distributor for Schmersal AZM400 safety interlocks (BWU3565)