ASi-5, the evolution of the proven standard AS-Interface, stands for great data bandwidth and short cycle times. In this way, larger amounts of data can now be transferred much faster. In addition, the integration of intelligent sensors and actuators such as IO-Link is now considerably easier, with simultaneous downward compatibility to all previous ASi generations.
Since energy and data are transmitted simultaneously on the yellow ASi cable, the cost and wiring effort is much lower than with other fieldbus systems. Last but not least, the onboard web server enables a simple diagnosis & remote maintenance, whereas the integrated OPC-UA server allows simple incorporation into Industry 4.0 applications.