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Packaging Automation

Increasing the productivity of machines and systems is of great importance, for manufacturers of packaging machines. This requires flexible and innovative solutions. Bihl+Wiedemann offers the right components for safe packaging automation with AS-Interface, while also allowing sustained optimizing of costs and processes.

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  • PLC Connection over Gateways

    • Integration in all commonly used control systems via the respective fieldbus interface
    • Integrated diagnostics
    • Available option of integrated safety technology
    • Ethernet diagnostic interface and web server for remote maintenance
    • Powered by 24 V or AS-i power supply
    • Processing of digital and analog signals

    • Easy safety configuration software per drag and drop
    • Simulation software available
    • Safe Link between different gateways
    • Up to 1922 safety inputs
    • Certified muting function block
    • Wide range of safety I/O modules available
    • Safe speed monitoring, positioning and stand still

    • Double master available for a greater cost savings
    • Handles up to 124 I/O modules per gateway

    • Each signal is available in the control system

    • Graphic display allows for diagnostic feedback
    • Standard and safety signals on the same wire

    Safety Modules

    • Input modules for floating contacts
    • Electronic input

    • Modules for connecting Safety mats

    • Modules for safe analog inputs

    I/O Modules

    • 4 inputs, 4 outputs
    • 8 inputs, 8 outputs
    • M12 wiring: single, Y or mixed wiring
    • Flexible sensor supply solutions
    • Up to 2 A per output
    • IP67, M12
    • IP20, 22,5 mm installation width
    • IP20 in stainless steel housing
  • Drive Solutions

    • Control of one MOVIMOTR drive or up to 2 MOVI-SWITCHR motors or up to 2 Lenze Smart Motors per module
    • 2 × Itoh Denki (PM500ME/XE/XP, PM605ME/XE/XP)
    • 2 × Interroll (EC200, EC300, EC310)
    • 2 × RULMECA (RDR BL-2)
    • 2 × Rollex (Type 840)

    Counter Modules

    • Module for counting the impulses or for reading the HTL encoders
    • Value reset via fieldbus

    • Protection index IP20/IP65/IP67

    Load Cells

    • Module to connect load cells
    • Calibration via fieldbus or configuration software (ACT)
    • Protection index IP65
    • Resolution 16 bits



    Speed Monitoring

    • For encoders or standard sensors
    • Safe speed

    • Safe position monitoring

    • Safe stop

    • Safe speed range
    • Safe direction
    • Safe limited acceleration

Benefits of AS-Interface


AS-i Safety at Work beats other solutions by far

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All of our components/systems satisfy the new Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC and are easy to integrate into your documentation/calculation using readily available devices of the Sistema library.

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    • Less wiring work
    • Better overview of the system
    • All over just one cable

Piercing technology

  • 2 wires, unshielded and not twisted
  • Data and power on a 2-wire cable
  • Simple assembly by using piercing technology

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Small Systems

  • Cost-effective version for small applications
  • Safe compact controller
  • Wide functionality range
  • Easily expandable over AS-i
  • Easy to integrate into existing systems
  • Simple coupling to other systems
  • Programmable via PC
  • Max. 31 safe modules per device
  • Safety Basic Monitor installation width: 22,5 mm

Safety Basis Monitor

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With Fieldbus Interface


  • Optimal PLC connection via fieldbus
  • All diagnostic data in the controller
  • Safety and standard signals
  • Up to 62 safe modules per device
  • Safe sensors of many providers with AS-i connectable
  • Low installation costs for additional modules

Gateways with integrated Safety Monitor

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Safe Coupling Safe Link over Ethernet


  • Safe Link over Ethernet
  • Max. 31 devices with 62 safe modules per device
  • 31 safety bits per monitor
  • Everyone hears everyone

  • The simplest way of coupling many safe signals

Gateways with Safe Link

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Fields of application for packaging technology with Bihl+Wiedemann







Increasing productivity in packaging technology through:

  • Sustained process optimization
  • Sustained cost optimization
  • Safety in packaging automation

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