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Technological Foundations

AS-Interface

AS-Interface (short for Actuator/Sensor Interface) is an internationally recognized standard for field bus communication. With over 32 million nodes installed world-wide, it is heavily used at the sensor/actuator level of automation systems.

 

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Safety technology using ASi Safety at Work

Safety aspects play an important role in an increasing number of automation systems and designs – especially where personnel safety is at risk through hazardous movements. Safety-related requirements are documented for instance in the EU Machine Directive (Directive 2006/42/EC) or in the occupational safety regulations of various countries.

 

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Bus systems

A bus system enables data transmission between multiple slaves over a common transmission layer. Bihl+Wiedemann offers products with interfaces for nearly every standardized fieldbus system in industrial automation technology.

 

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