Larger amounts of data can be transmitted significantly faster and even intelligent sensors, such as IO-Link, can be integrated in a very simple way. One of the first ASi-5 products from Bihl+Wiedemann is the ASi-5/ASi-3 CIP Safety over EtherNet/IP+Modbus TCP Gateway (BWU3857) that is able to replace an existing ASi-3 Gateway without any programming effort. As version “1 Gateway, 1 Power Supply for 2 ASi networks”, the all-rounder comes with two ASi-5/ASi-3 Masters and is therefore able to communicate as an ASi-5 Master and an ASi-3 Master simultaneously in two ASi networks. The onboard webserver enables a simple diagnostics as well as a remote maintenance, while the integrated OPC UA server allows a simple incorporation into industry 4.0 applications. In addition to ASi Safety and Safe Link, the safe fieldbus protocol CIP Safety over EtherNet/IP is also integrated. Furthermore, the new ASi-5/ASi-3 Gateway is equipped with 3 two-channel safe inputs that can be expanded by up to 62 two-channel safe inputs. Also onboard are 6 fast electronic safe outputs and a Chip Card for storing configuration data.
Available for Sale: September, 2020