DeviceNet Fieldbus system

What is DeviceNet?

DeviceNet is an open fieldbus standard that was developed by Rockwell Automation and is used in industrial automation. It is based on the CAN bus (Controller Area Network). DeviceNet enables communication between devices from different manufacturers without special interface adaptations. The fieldbus standard is typically used for safety installations, in information exchange and in large input/output control units. DeviceNet is particularly widespread in the USA and Asia.

DeviceNet Gateways

DeviceNet ASi Gateways

DeviceNet ASi-3 Gateways in stainless steel provide an interface for a DeviceNet fieldbus. These ASi gateways are available in various versions with IP20 protection rating. All product variants offer access to the ASi master and safety monitor via Bihl+Wiedemann's own software using an adapter cable via the RS 232 interface. One gateway has integrated data decoupling.

DeviceNet 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
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

"USB":

Access to ASi Master and Safety Monitor with Bihl+Wiedemann proprietary software by using the USB interface.

"Ethernet fieldbus"
Access to ASi Master and Safety Monitor with Bihl+Wiedemann software by using the Ethernet fieldbus interface.

"Ethernet fieldbus + Ethernet diagnostic":

Access to ASi Master and Safety Monitor with Bihl+Wiedemann software by using the Ethernet diagnostic interface or Ethernet fieldbus interface.

"Ethernet diagnostic":

Access to ASi Master and Safety Monitor with Bihl+Wiedemann software by using the Ethernet diagnostic interface.

"Ethernet fieldbus + RS 232":

Access to ASi Master and Safety Monitor with Bihl+Wiedemann software by using the Ethernet fieldbus interface or by using an adapter cable via RS 232 interface.


"RS 232":

Access to ASi Master and Safety Monitor with Bihl+Wiedemann software by using an adapter cable via RS 232 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.
BWU1820
Gateway
DeviceNet
ASi-3 compatible
2 ASi networks, 2 ASi-3 Masters
yes, max. 4 A/ASi network
RS 232
yes
yes
no
BWU1819
Gateway
DeviceNet
ASi-3 compatible
2 ASi networks, 2 ASi-3 Masters
no, max. 8 A/ASi network, redundant supply
RS 232
yes
yes
no
BWU1818
Gateway
DeviceNet
ASi-3 compatible
1 ASi network, 1 ASi-3 Master
no, max. 8 A/ASi network
RS 232
yes
yes
no

 

Safety, DeviceNet ASi Gateway

The certified ASi gateway with integrated safety monitor is available in protection class IP20 and enables Ethernet diagnostics. The gateway also features Safe Link technology, which makes it possible to connect different parts of the system easily and flexibly.

Safety, DeviceNet 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
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

"USB":

Access to ASi Master and Safety Monitor with Bihl+Wiedemann proprietary software by using the USB interface.

"Ethernet fieldbus"
Access to ASi Master and Safety Monitor with Bihl+Wiedemann software by using the Ethernet fieldbus interface.

"Ethernet fieldbus + Ethernet diagnostic":

Access to ASi Master and Safety Monitor with Bihl+Wiedemann software by using the Ethernet diagnostic interface or Ethernet fieldbus interface.

"Ethernet diagnostic":

Access to ASi Master and Safety Monitor with Bihl+Wiedemann software by using the Ethernet diagnostic interface.

"Ethernet fieldbus + RS 232":

Access to ASi Master and Safety Monitor with Bihl+Wiedemann software by using the Ethernet fieldbus interface or by using an adapter cable via RS 232 interface.


"RS 232":

Access to ASi Master and Safety Monitor with Bihl+Wiedemann software by using an adapter cable via RS 232 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
Safety communication Inputs Safety, SIL 3, Cat. 4 Outputs Safety, SIL 3, cat. 4

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
Article No.
BWU2972
Gateway with integrated Safety Monitor
DeviceNet
ASi-3 compatible
1 ASi network, 1 ASi-3 Master
yes, max. 4 A/ASi network
Ethernet diagnostic
Safe Link
3 x 2 channels
6 release circuits, 6 x electronic safe outputs
yes
yes

 

 

DeviceNet Master Simulator

The DeviceNet Master Simulator is an easy to use software for data exchange with DeviceNet devices of many suppliers. The DeviceNet Master Simulator can exchange data with the devices even without EDS-file. Input data can be read and output data written and diagnostic functions can be displayed without further input or additional files. In addition, attributes can of course also be read and written with the DeviceNet master simulator. It is also possible to search a complete DeviceNet line for connected devices. Addressing and setting the baud rate of the DeviceNet node is also possible. The I/O data is displayed in hexadecimal and binary format.


In single bit mode it is possible to set an output as long as the mouse button is pressed. The device identification is read out of the DeviceNet device and displayed together with the I/O data.

 

The DeviceNet dongle is included in the scope of delivery of the DeviceNet Master Simulator. The DeviceNet dongle is the ideal interface converter between an USB port (the parallel interface of a PC) and DeviceNet. The dongle is very compact and is powered via USB (from the keyboard interface of the PC). Therefore it is also suitable for mobile use with a laptop or a notebook.

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