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ASi-5/ASi-3 Gateway for EtherCAT

High data bandwidth, short cycle times, simple integration of IO-Link devices – ASi-5 opens up many new possibilities for you. To use ASi-5 slaves all you need is a new Bihl+Wiedemann ASi-5/ASi-3 Gateway. This is now also available as an EtherCAT variant.


The gateway has a double master and an integrated safety monitor, just like the versions already available for PROFINET and EtherNet/IP. The OPC UA server, which is also integrated in all variants, makes it possible to easily transmit data directly from the field level to Industry 4.0 applications.


Existing gateways can be replaced easily

In ASi networks without ASi-5 slaves, the new ASi-5/ASi-3 gateways act exactly as earlier Bihl+Wiedemann gateways because the ASi-3 part remains unchanged. Using our new gateways you can easily replace your existing gateways.

Fig.: ASi-5/ASi-3 Safety over EtherCAT Gateway with integrated Safety Monitor, 2 ASi-5/ASi-3 Masters (BWU3858)

ASi-5/ASi-3 Safety over EtherCAT Gateway in detail:

  • Compatible with existing networks

  • 1.27 ms cycle time for up to 384 input and 384 output bits

  • 2 ASi-5/ASi-3 Masters

  • Integrated OPC UA server

  • ASi Safety integrated

  • Safety over EtherCAT (configurable as a slave or a master device)

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