AS-Interface – Design Simplicity and Cost Containment
Title: Design Simplicity and Cost Containment
Date: Wednesday, June 07, 2017
Time: 11:00 AM Pacific Daylight Time
Duration: 1 hour
Organized by: AS-Interface Organization North America with participation of Bihl+Wiedemann
Industrial clients, customers, and entire markets require products of increasingly higher quality while also demanding strict cost containment. Automation has long been the accepted way to achieve these seemingly contradictory goals. As the output quality of modern machines continues to increase with no limit in sight, the resulting complexity of modern automation technology makes it more difficult to keep costs from escalating. For many years, AS-Interface, a low-level communication technology connecting sensors and actuators to PLCs, has addressed cost escalation by adhering to a strict design simplicity. The result is unparalleled design speed for any kind of automation system. Additional advantages of AS-Interface stem from the fact that it allows full integration of functional safety and the ability to interface I/O in Class/Division rated environments.
Webinar participants will be introduced to AS-Interface fundamentals and will learn how to design a real-time, deterministic, low-level sensor network. The presenter will provide application examples from a range of industrial markets and offer a cost comparison outlining which specific aspects of AS-Interface lead to cost containment.
Participants will understand why machines, plants, and systems that take advantage of AS-Interface can be designed and constructed faster and thus positively influence cash flow.
Attend this webinar and learn:
- Basic design rules
- Available products
- Solutions layout and resulting benefits