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Active Distributors AS-i

Active distributors AS-i from Bihl+Wiedemann allow you to make any sensor or actuator AS-Interface capable. Even modules without their own AS-i terminal can be easily integrated into an existing AS-i network using these active distributors AS-i. Other features include individually configurable connection options using M8 or M12 connectors, flying leads or push-in termimals to conform to the customer’s application, as well as a compact form factor, making them ideal for use in cable ducts.

 

Active Distributors AS-i, IP67

  • 1, 2, or 4 cable connections
  • round cable/connecting wires
  • M8 cable sockets, straight
  • M12 cable sockets, straight/angled
Figure Type Housing

"IP20":
Protected against solid foreign bodies having a diameter of 12.5 mm or larger and against finger contact, not protected against water.


"IP40":

Protected against solid foreign bodies having a diameter of 1.0 mm or larger, protected against access with a wire, no protection against water.

"IP54":

Protection against dust in damaging amounts, complete protection against contact, protection against splashing water in any angle.


"IP65":
Dust-tight, full protection against contact, protection against spray water (jet) from any angle.

"IP67":

Dust-tight, full protection against contact, protection against temporary immersion.

Protection rating
Inputs digital Outputs digital

inputs are supplied by AS-i or by AUX (auxiliary 24 V power). If supplied by AS-i, inputs shall not be connected to earth or to external potential.

Input voltage (sensor supply)

Electronic outputs are supplied by AS-i or by AUX (auxiliary 24 V power). If supplied by AS-i, outputs shall not be connected to earth or to external potential.

For relay outputs the relay contacts are initiated from AS-i. The load circuit is powered externally as specified in the data sheet.

Output voltage (actuator supply)

PUR line, oil ans abrasion resistant, appropriate for conveyor chains. Further connection options are available on request.

      M12 socket M12 cable socket, angled  M12 cable socket, straight   M8 cable socket, straight   round cable/connecting wires     profile cable branch          push in terminals
       2 x round cables/connecting wires 2,5 mm²

Connection

either as a single–wiring, Y–wiring or mixed-wiring.

Single-wiringY-wiringMixed-wiring



M12 wiring

Under normal conditions (no bus termination or repeater), the permissible total length of the AS-i segment is max. 100 m. The calculation should take into consideration that the length of the connection cable (round cable) for each connected passive distributor must be doubled.

In the case of the active distributors (AS-i slaves) however only the one AS-i profile cable is counted.

Round cable

Modules with a flat housing design and with cables which exit the sides make these ideal for installation in cable ducts, cable channels, cable troughs, cable rails or cable trays. Please note the respective housing depth for your particular installation.

Flat design, installation in cable duct possible
Profile cable connection

the connection to AS-i as well to AUX (auxiliary 24 V power) is made via yellow resp. black AS-i profile cable with piercing technology or via M12 socket (in IP20 via clamps).

AS-i connection

AB Slave (max. 62 AB Slaves/AS-i network), 2 AB Slaves (max. 31 modules with 2 AB Slaves), Single Slaves (max. 31 Single Slaves/AS-i network), mixed use allowed.
For modules with two slaves the second slave is turned off as long as the first slave is addressed to address "0".
Upon request, slaves are available with specific AS-i Slave profiles.

AS-i address
Special function Article No.
BWU3577 Active distributor AS-i depth: 35 mm IP67 4 2 x electronic out of AS-i out of AS-i 6 x M8 cable sockets, straight, 4 poles - input: 0,15 m, output: 0,50 m yes, depth: 35 mm 1 x AS-i AS-i profile cable 1 AB Slave optimized to control valves via AS-i
BWU3555 Active distributor AS-i depth: 35 mm IP67 4 4 x electronic out of AS-i out of AUX 4 x M8 cable sockets, straight, 4 poles - 0,20 m yes, depth: 35 mm 1 x AS-i, 1 x AUX AS-i profile cable 1 AB Slave -
BW3317 Active distributor AS-i depth: 35 mm IP67 4 4 x electronic out of AS-i out of AUX 2 x round cables/connecting wires - 1 m yes, depth: 35 mm 1 x AS-i, 1 x AUX AS-i profile cable 1 AB Slave -
BW3507 Active distributor AS-i depth: 35 mm IP67 4 4 x electronic out of AS-i out of AUX 2 x M12 cable sockets, straight, 5 poles - 1 m yes, depth: 35 mm 1 x AS-i, 1 x AUX AS-i profile cable 1 AB Slave -
BW3326 Active distributor AS-i depth: 35 mm IP67 4 4 x electronic out of AS-i out of AS-i 2 x round cables/connecting wires - 1 m yes, depth: 35 mm 1 x AS-i AS-i profile cable 1 AB Slave -
BWU3374 Active distributor AS-i depth: 35 mm IP67 4 - out of AS-i - 2 x round cables/connecting wires - 0,50 m yes, depth: 35 mm 1 x AS-i AS-i profile cable 1 AB Slave -
BW3500 Active distributor AS-i depth: 35 mm IP67 4 4 x electronic out of AS-i out of AS-i 1 x round cable/connecting wires - 5 m yes, depth: 35 mm 1 x AS-i AS-i profile cable 1 AB Slave -
BW3377 Active distributor AS-i depth: 35 mm IP67 4 4 x electronic out of AUX out of AUX 1 x M12 cable socket, straight, 8 poles - 1 m yes, depth: 35 mm 1 x AS-i, 1 x AUX AS-i profile cable 1 AB Slave to connect Euchner MGB to AS-i
BWU3639 Active distributor AS-i depth: 35 mm IP67 1 3 x electronic out of AS-i out of AS-i 1 x M12 cable socket, angled, 8 poles - 0,30 m yes, depth: 35 mm 1 x AS-i AS-i profile cable 1 AB Slave to connect Banner K50 Series EZ-LIGHT, Typ K50AP...F2Q to AS-i
BWU3498 Active distributor AS-i depth: 19 mm IP67 4 - out of AUX - 2 x M12 cable sockets, straight, 5 poles Y 0,40 m yes, depth: 19 mm 1 x AS-i, 1 x AUX AS-i profile cable 1 AB Slave -
BW3497 Active distributor AS-i depth: 19 mm IP67 2 2 x electronic out of AUX out of AUX 2 x M12 cable sockets, straight, 5 poles Y 0,40 m yes, depth: 19 mm 1 x AS-i, 1 x AUX AS-i profile cable 1 AB Slave -
BW3250 Active distributor AS-i depth: 19 mm IP67 2 1 x electronic out of AUX out of AUX 2 x M12 cable sockets, angled, 5 poles 1 x Y + 1 x Mixed 1 m yes, depth: 19 mm 1 x AS-i, 1 x AUX AS-i profile cable 1 AB Slave -
BW3400 Active distributor AS-i depth: 19 mm IP67 2 2 x electronic out of AS-i out of AS-i 1 x M12 cable socket, straight, 8 poles - 1 m yes, depth: 19 mm 1 x AS-i AS-i profile cable 1 AB Slave -
BWU3564 Active distributor AS-i depth: 19 mm IP67 2 - out of AUX - 1 x M12 cable socket, angled, 5 poles Y 1 m yes, depth: 19 mm 1 x AS-i, 1 x AUX AS-i profile cable 1 AB Slave -
BW3300 Active distributor AS-i depth: 19 mm IP67 - 4 x electronic - out of AUX 1 x round cable/connecting wires - 1 m yes, depth: 19 mm 1 x AS-i, 1 x AUX AS-i profile cable 1 AB Slave -
BW3487 Active distributor AS-i depth: 19 mm IP67 - 4 x electronic - out of AUX 1 x round cable/connecting wires - 5 m yes, depth: 19 mm 1 x AS-i, 1 x AUX AS-i profile cable 1 AB Slave -

Active Distributor AS-i, IP20

  • 8 x push in teminals
  • wire section max. 0,5 mm²/AWG20
Figure Type Housing

"IP20":
Protected against solid foreign bodies having a diameter of 12.5 mm or larger and against finger contact, not protected against water.


"IP40":

Protected against solid foreign bodies having a diameter of 1.0 mm or larger, protected against access with a wire, no protection against water.

"IP54":

Protection against dust in damaging amounts, complete protection against contact, protection against splashing water in any angle.


"IP65":
Dust-tight, full protection against contact, protection against spray water (jet) from any angle.

"IP67":

Dust-tight, full protection against contact, protection against temporary immersion.

Protection rating
Inputs digital Outputs digital

inputs are supplied by AS-i or by AUX (auxiliary 24 V power). If supplied by AS-i, inputs shall not be connected to earth or to external potential.

Input voltage (sensor supply)

Electronic outputs are supplied by AS-i or by AUX (auxiliary 24 V power). If supplied by AS-i, outputs shall not be connected to earth or to external potential.

For relay outputs the relay contacts are initiated from AS-i. The load circuit is powered externally as specified in the data sheet.

Output voltage (actuator supply)

PUR line, oil ans abrasion resistant, appropriate for conveyor chains. Further connection options are available on request.

      M12 socket M12 cable socket, angled  M12 cable socket, straight   M8 cable socket, straight   round cable/connecting wires     profile cable branch          push in terminals
       2 x round cables/connecting wires 2,5 mm²

Connection

Modules with a flat housing design and with cables which exit the sides make these ideal for installation in cable ducts, cable channels, cable troughs, cable rails or cable trays. Please note the respective housing depth for your particular installation.

Flat design, installation in cable duct possible
Profile cable connection

the connection to AS-i as well to AUX (auxiliary 24 V power) is made via yellow resp. black AS-i profile cable with piercing technology or via M12 socket (in IP20 via clamps).

AS-i connection

AB Slave (max. 62 AB Slaves/AS-i network), 2 AB Slaves (max. 31 modules with 2 AB Slaves), Single Slaves (max. 31 Single Slaves/AS-i network), mixed use allowed.
For modules with two slaves the second slave is turned off as long as the first slave is addressed to address "0".
Upon request, slaves are available with specific AS-i Slave profiles.

AS-i address
Article No.
BW3349 Active distributor AS-i depth: 19 mm IP20 4 - out of AUX - 8 x push in terminals yes, depth: 19 mm 1 x AS-i, 1 x AUX AS-i profile cable 1 AB Slave
BW3414 Active distributor AS-i depth: 19 mm IP20 3 1 x electronic out of AUX out of AUX 8 x push in terminals yes, depth: 19 mm 1 x AS-i, 1 x AUX AS-i profile cable 1 AB Slave
BW3342 Active distributor AS-i depth: 19 mm IP20 - 4 x electronic - out of AUX 8 x push in terminals yes, depth: 19 mm 1 x AS-i, 1 x AUX AS-i profile cable 1 AB Slave