Actuator sensor interface modules

Molex's Brad SST Actuator Sensor Interface (AS-i) modules are designed provide an open fieldbus solution between the PLC backplane and field I/O devices such as actuators, sensors, and encoders.

11/22/2013


Molex's Brad SST Actuator Sensor Interface (AS-i) modules are designed provide an open fieldbus solution between the PLC backplane and field I/O devices such as actuators, sensors, and encoders. Courtesy: MolexMolex's Brad SST Actuator Sensor Interface (AS-i) modules are designed to connect Rockwell Logix control systems, including CompactLogix, MicroLogix 1500 and ControlLogix, to an AS-interface network. The AS-i modules provide an open fieldbus solution enabling an easy connection between the PLC backplane and simple field I/O devices such as actuators, sensors, rotary encoders, analog inputs and outputs, push buttons, and valve position sensors. The modules are designed for multiple industrial automation applications including conveyor control, packaging machines and process control valves.

The AS-i communication modules are designed for chassis mounting and can interface with signals coming from AS-i field devices, transfer that information to the PLC and send control information back to the AS-i actuator. They meet the new AS-i specification 3.0 making them compatible with legacy versions and the very latest AS-i products. They also feature a fast AS-i cycle time, which is ideal for high-speed, machine control applications. The modules come bundled with cables and  configuration software and feature diagnostics that help identify configuration errors and network faults, further reducing commissioning and downtime.

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