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Active Distributors ASi

Active distributors ASi from Bihl+Wiedemann allow you to make any sensor or actuator AS-Interface capable. Even modules without their own ASi terminal can be easily integrated into an existing ASi network using these active distributors ASi. 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 ASi, IP67/IP54

  • up to 8 cable connections
  • round cable/connecting wires
  • ASi addressing cable socket
  • 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 ASi or by AUX (auxiliary 24 V power). If supplied by ASi, inputs shall not be connected to earth or to external potential.

Input voltage (sensor supply)

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

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

Output voltage (actuator supply)

PUR line, oil resistant. 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.

 

M12 (5 poles)
Single-wiringY-wiringMixed-wiring
M8 (3 poles)
Single wiring

 

M8/M12 wiring

Under normal conditions (no bus termination or repeater), the permissible total length of the ASi 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 (ASi slaves) however only the one ASi 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 ASi as well to AUX (auxiliary 24 V power) is made via yellow resp. black ASi profile cable with piercing technology or via M12 socket (in IP20 via clamps).


Line protection: If the module is supplied via a M12 connection with A or B coding, it may only be used with a current load of max. 4 A per pin in acc. with IEC 61076-2-101 and IEC 61076-2-109. A fused tap is recommended. There is no such limitation for modules supplied via piercing contacts.

ASi connection

AB Slave (max. 62 AB Slaves/ASi network), 2 AB Slaves (max. 31 modules with 2 AB Slaves), Single Slaves (max. 31 Single Slaves/ASi network), ASi-5 Slave (max. 62 ASi-5 Slaves/ASi 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 ASi Slave profiles.

ASi address
Special function Article No.
BWU3675Active distributor ASidepth: 35 mmIP5444 x electronicout of ASiout of AUX8 x M12 cable sockets, straight, 5 poles + 1 x ASi addressing cable socketSingleI1/O4 0,35 m, I2/O3 0,25 m, I3/O2 0,15 m, I4/O1 0,05 myes, depth: 35 mm1 x ASi, 1 x AUXASi profile cable1 AB Slave-
BWU3676Active distributor ASidepth: 35 mmIP5444 x electronicout of AUXout of AUX3 x M12 cable sockets, straight, 5 poles + 2 x M8 snap-in cable sockets, straight, 4 poles + 1 x ASi addressing cable socket-I1/I2 0,1 m, I3/I4 0,3 m, O1/O2 0,2 m, O3/O4 0,3 myes, depth: 35 mm1 x ASiASi profile cable1 AB Slave-
BWU3577Active distributor ASidepth: 35 mmIP6742 x electronicout of ASiout of ASi6 x M8 cable sockets, straight, 4 poles-input: 0,15 m, output: 0,50 myes, depth: 35 mm1 x ASiASi profile cable1 AB Slaveoptimized to control valves Festo CPE14 / VUVG-L14 via ASi
BWU3555Active distributor ASidepth: 35 mmIP6744 x electronicout of ASiout of AUX4 x M8 cable sockets, straight, 4 polesY0,20 myes, depth: 35 mm1 x ASi, 1 x AUXASi profile cable1 AB Slave-
BWU3695Active distributor ASidepth: 35 mmIP6722 x electronicout of ASiout of ASi2 x M12 cable sockets, straight, 5 poles + 2 x M8 cable socket, straight, 3 polesSingleinput: 0,20 m, output: 0,40 myes, depth: 35 mm1 x ASiASi profile cable1 AB Slave-
BWU3633Active distributor ASidepth: 35 mmIP674-out of ASi-4 x M12 cable sockets, straight, 5 polesSingle2 myes, depth: 35 mm1 x ASiASi profile cable1 AB Slave-
BWU3632Active distributor ASidepth: 35 mmIP674-out of ASi-4 x M12 cable sockets, straight, 5 polesSingle0,30 myes, depth: 35 mm1 x ASiASi profile cable1 AB Slave-
BWU3730Active distributor ASidepth: 35 mmIP544-out of ASi-4 x M12 cable socket, straight, 5 poles + 1 x ASi addressing cable socketSingleI1 0,35 m, I2 0,25 m, I3 0,15 m, I4 0,05 myes, depth: 35 mm1 x ASiASi profile cable1 AB Slave-
BWU3608Active distributor ASidepth: 35 mmIP674-out of AUX-3 x round cable/connecting wires + 1 x M8 cable socket, straight, 4 poles-1 myes, depth: 35 mm-ASi profile cable1 AB Slave-
BWU3317Active distributor ASidepth: 35 mmIP6744 x electronicout of ASiout of AUX2 x round cables/connecting wires-1 myes, depth: 35 mm1 x ASi, 1 x AUXASi profile cable1 AB Slave-
BW3507Active distributor ASidepth: 35 mmIP6744 x electronicout of ASiout of AUX2 x M12 cable sockets, straight, 5 poles-1 myes, depth: 35 mm1 x ASi, 1 x AUXASi profile cable1 AB Slave-
BW3326Active distributor ASidepth: 35 mmIP6744 x electronicout of ASiout of ASi2 x round cables/connecting wires-1 myes, depth: 35 mm1 x ASiASi profile cable1 AB Slave-
BWU3374Active distributor ASidepth: 35 mmIP674-out of ASi-2 x round cables/connecting wires-0,50 myes, depth: 35 mm1 x ASiASi profile cable1 AB Slave-
BWU3534Active distributor ASidepth: 35 mmIP6714 x electronicout of ASiout of ASi1 x M12 cable socket, straight, 5 poles + 1 x M12 cable socket, angled, 5 poles-0,30 myes, depth: 35 mm1 x ASiASi profile cable1 AB Slaveto connect Banner K50 Series EZ-Light, type K50L...PQ + Wenglor light curtains Pick-to-Light
BWU3729Active distributor ASidepth: 35 mmIP54-4 x electronic-out of ASi1 x round cable/connecting wires without ferrules + 1 x ASi addressing cable socket-4 myes, depth: 35 mm1 x ASiASi profile cable1 AB Slave-
BW3500Active distributor ASidepth: 35 mmIP6744 x electronicout of ASiout of ASi1 x round cable/connecting wires-5 myes, depth: 35 mm1 x ASiASi profile cable1 AB Slave-
BWU3606Active distributor ASidepth: 35 mmIP6744 x electronicout of ASiout of ASi1 x round cable/connecting wires-2 myes, depth: 35 mm-ASi profile cable1 AB Slaveto connect Stack-Light Banner TL50GYRAQ + audible alarm (180 mA) to ASi
BW3377Active distributor ASidepth: 35 mmIP6744 x electronicout of AUXout of AUX1 x M12 cable socket, straight, 8 poles-1 myes, depth: 35 mm1 x ASi, 1 x AUXASi profile cable1 AB Slaveto connect Euchner MGB to ASi
BWU3607Active distributor ASidepth: 35 mmIP6722 x electronicout of AUXout of AUX1 x round cable/connecting wires-3 myes, depth: 35 mm1 x ASi, 1 x AUXASi profile cable1 AB Slaveto control Linak LA12 drives
BWU3639Active distributor ASidepth: 35 mmIP6713 x electronicout of ASiout of ASi1 x M12 cable socket, angled, 8 poles-0,30 myes, depth: 35 mm1 x ASiASi profile cable1 AB Slaveto connect Banner K50 Series EZ-LIGHT, Typ K50AP...F2Q to ASi
BWU3498Active distributor ASidepth: 19 mmIP674-out of AUX-2 x M12 cable sockets, straight, 5 polesY0,40 myes, depth: 19 mm1 x ASi, 1 x AUXASi profile cable1 AB Slave-
BWU3628Active distributor ASidepth: 19 mmIP6722 x electronicout of AUXout of AUX1 x round cable/connecting wires + 1 x M12 cable sockets, straight, 5 polesYinputs: 0,4 m; outputs: 1,5 myes, depth: 19 mm1 x ASi, 1 x AUXASi profile cable1 AB Slave-
BWU3497Active distributor ASidepth: 19 mmIP6722 x electronicout of AUXout of AUX2 x M12 cable sockets, straight, 5 polesY0,40 myes, depth: 19 mm1 x ASi, 1 x AUXASi profile cable1 AB Slave-
BWU3602Active distributor ASidepth: 19 mmIP6722 x electronicout of AUXout of AUX2 x round cables/connecting wires-1 myes, depth: 19 mm1 x ASi, 1 x AUXASi profile cable1 AB Slave-
BW3250Active distributor ASidepth: 19 mmIP6721 x electronicout of AUXout of AUX2 x M12 cable sockets, angled, 5 poles1 x Y + 1 x Mixed1 myes, depth: 19 mm1 x ASi, 1 x AUXASi profile cable1 AB Slave-
BWU3400Active distributor ASidepth: 19 mmIP6722 x electronicout of ASiout of ASi1 x M12 cable socket, straight, 8 poles-1 myes, depth: 19 mm1 x ASiASi profile cable1 AB Slave-
BWU3642Active distributor ASidepth: 19 mmIP672-out of ASi-1 x M12 cable socket, angled, 5 polesY1 myes, depth: 19 mm1 x ASiASi profile cable1 AB Slave-
BWU3564Active distributor ASidepth: 19 mmIP672-out of AUX-1 x M12 cable socket, angled, 5 polesY1 myes, depth: 19 mm1 x ASi, 1 x AUXASi profile cable1 AB Slave-
BW3300Active distributor ASidepth: 19 mmIP67-4 x electronic-out of AUX1 x round cable/connecting wires-1 myes, depth: 19 mm1 x ASi, 1 x AUXASi profile cable1 AB Slave-
BWU3487Active distributor ASidepth: 19 mmIP67-4 x electronic-out of AUX1 x round cable/connecting wires-5 myes, depth: 19 mm1 x ASi, 1 x AUXASi profile cable1 AB Slave-
BWU4087Active distributor ASidepth: 19 mmIP67-4 x electronic-out of AUX1 x M12 cable socket, straight, 5 poles-2 myes, depth: 19 mm1 x ASi, 1 x AUXASi profile cable1 AB Slaveto connect general-purpose display banner K50 Pro to ASi

 

 

Active Distributor ASi, 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 ASi or by AUX (auxiliary 24 V power). If supplied by ASi, inputs shall not be connected to earth or to external potential.

Input voltage (sensor supply)

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

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

Output voltage (actuator supply)

PUR line, oil resistant. 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 ASi as well to AUX (auxiliary 24 V power) is made via yellow resp. black ASi profile cable with piercing technology or via M12 socket (in IP20 via clamps).


Line protection: If the module is supplied via a M12 connection with A or B coding, it may only be used with a current load of max. 4 A per pin in acc. with IEC 61076-2-101 and IEC 61076-2-109. A fused tap is recommended. There is no such limitation for modules supplied via piercing contacts.

ASi connection

AB Slave (max. 62 AB Slaves/ASi network), 2 AB Slaves (max. 31 modules with 2 AB Slaves), Single Slaves (max. 31 Single Slaves/ASi network), ASi-5 Slave (max. 62 ASi-5 Slaves/ASi 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 ASi Slave profiles.

ASi address
Article No.
BWU3349Active distributor ASidepth: 19 mmIP204-out of AUX-8 x push in terminalsyes, depth: 19 mm1 x ASi, 1 x AUXASi profile cable1 AB Slave
BWU3414Active distributor ASidepth: 19 mmIP2031 x electronicout of AUXout of AUX8 x push in terminalsyes, depth: 19 mm1 x ASi, 1 x AUXASi profile cable1 AB Slave
BWU3342Active distributor ASidepth: 19 mmIP20-4 x electronic-out of AUX8 x push in terminalsyes, depth: 19 mm1 x ASi, 1 x AUXASi profile cable1 AB Slave

 

ASi Slaves/IO-Link Master: Active Distributors, IP67

  • IO-Link ports class A
  • IO-Link ports class B
Figure Type Model Number of IO-Link Ports

Port class A (M12): Pin 4 configurable (IO-Link/DI/DO), additional digital input at pin 2. Compatible with 3 pol IO-Link devices (M8).

Configurable terminals: Terminal assignment (C/Q, L+, L-, I) compatible with pin assigment of IO-Link port class A (M12). Connected IO-Link devices with port class B (M12) with a higher current consumption have to be supplied directly via a separate power supply. Compatible with 3 pol IO-Link devices (M8).

IO-Link Port Class A

Port class B (M12): Pin 4 configurable (IO-Link/DI/DO), additional power supply (galvanically isolated) for IO-Link devices at pins 2 and 5. Compatible with 3 pol IO-Link devices (M8).

Configurable terminals: Terminal assignment (C/Q, L+, L-, I) compatible with pin assigment of IO-Link port class A (M12). Connected IO-Link devices with port class B (M12) with a higher current consumption have to be supplied directly via a separate power supply. Compatible with 3 pol IO-Link devices (M8).

IO-Link Port Class B

IO-Link and additional inputs/outputs are supplied by ASi or by AUX (auxiliary 24 V power). If supplied by ASi, inputs can neither be connected to earth nor to external potential.

Sensor supply (IO-Link supply and input/output supply)

Connection via M12: For IO-Link ports class B the supply of actuators is provided by an additional (galvanically isolated) power supply by AUX (auxiliary 24 V power) via Pin 2 (P24) and Pin 5 (N24).

Connection via clamps: If connected IO-Link slaves with IO-Link ports class B need a higher current consumption, additionally they can be supplied directly via the power supply.

Actuator supply (for IO-Link ports class B)

PUR line, oil resistant. 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

Under normal conditions (no bus termination or repeater), the permissible total length of the ASi 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 (ASi slaves) however only the one ASi profile cable is counted.

Round cable

COM1 = 4.8 kBaud

COM2 = 38.4 kBaud

COM3 = 230.4 kBaud (optional according to Specification V1.0)

 

An IO-Link device supports only one of the defined data transmission rates.

According to Specification V1.1, the IO-Link master supports all data transmission rates and adapts itself automatically to the data transmission rate supported by the device.

IO-Link data rate
IO-Link specification

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


Line protection: If the module is supplied via a M12 connection with A or B coding, it may only be used with a current load of max. 4 A per pin in acc. with IEC 61076-2-101 and IEC 61076-2-109. A fused tap is recommended. There is no such limitation for modules supplied via piercing contacts.

ASi connection

AB Slave (max. 62 AB Slaves/ASi network), 2 AB Slaves (max. 31 modules with 2 AB Slaves), Single Slaves (max. 31 Single Slaves/ASi network), ASi-5 Slave (max. 62 ASi-5 Slaves/ASi 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 ASi Slave profiles.

ASi address
Article No.
BWU4077Active distributor ASi-5ASi slave/IO-Link master211out of AUXout of AUX2 x M12 cable sockets, straight, 5 poles1 mCOM1 / COM2 / COM3V1.1yes, depth: 35 mm1 x ASi, 1 x AUXASi profile cable1 ASi-5 Slave
BWU4088Active distributor ASi-5ASi slave/IO-Link master1-1out of AUXout of AUX1 x M12 cable socket, straight, 5 poles1 mCOM1 / COM2 / COM3V1.1yes, depth: 35 mm1 x ASi, 1 x AUXASi profile cable1 ASi-5 Slave