Simple and efficient integration of IO-Link into Schneider Electric applications like PLC M580, PLC M340 using ASi-5.
Integration of the point-to-point connection IO-Link into common fieldbus environments is often associated with restricted cable lengths, high wiring effort and expensive Ethernet fieldbus modules. The far more clever solution: ASi-5. The Ethernet connection of all slaves - linked to the ASi network - to the PLC is realized via a single Ethernet connection integrated in the ASi-5/ASi-3 Fieldbus Gateway. Due to piercing technology, slaves can be linked to the ASi cable exactly where they are needed and the fine-grain portfolio is flexible towards individual requirements. Plus, the benefits of ASi can be enjoyed: reduced wiring effort, simple connection to the yellow cable, freedom of topology etc.