TURCK announces new Gen. 2 AS-interface ® (AS-i) safety gateways manufactured by Bihl+Wiedemann and distributed by TURCK in the United States. The new gateways integrate AS-i safety monitors and slaves, allowing two safety at work networks and up to 16 release circuits to be monitored through a single gateway. Now, two independent AS-i networks can be powered by a single power supply, providing diagnostic data to the higher level controller and eliminating the cost associated with additional power supplies and gateways.
Bihl+Wiedemann AS-i masters monitor duplicate address detection, ground faults, EMC levels, error counter, emergency stop, safety light barriers – and more. The safety products are available with relay or electronic outputs with expanded programming that allows up to 256 functions without increasing the response time. Up to 31 Safety at Work networks can be easily linked and started together.
The Gen. 2 gateways are available for EtherNet/IP, ModbusTCP, PROFINET, PROFIBUS-DP and EtherCAT, providing the user with detailed diagnostic data and system status through the display and through the host network, and include a removable memory card that stores up to four ASIMON software programs where basic characteristics may be added.