AS-Interface (short for Actuator/Sensor Interface) is an internationally recognized standard for field bus communication. With over 32 million nodes installed world-wide, it is heavily used at the sensor/actuator level of automation systems.
ASi Safety at Work
Safety aspects play an important role in an increasing number of automation systems and designs – especially where personnel safety is at risk through hazardous movements. Safety-related requirements are documented for instance in the EU Machine Directive (Directive 2006/42/EC) or in the occupational safety regulations of various countries.
A bus system enables data transmission between multiple nodes over a common transmission layer. Bihl+Wiedemann offers products with interfaces for nearly every standardized fieldbus system in industrial automation technology.