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  1. Advantages of AS-i
  2. System integration

System integration of AS-Interface

What is needed to get started with AS-Interface?

The master, a power supply unit as well as various standard participants form the basis of every AS-i system. Non-safe participants are also possible (mixed operation). The master ensures data exchange with the participants by means of cyclic polling. The AS-Interface power supply units supply the participants and sensors with energy.

Quick controller integration

AS-Interface systems can be easily connected to different controllers, e.g. from Siemens, Rockwell, Schneider or Omron:
In addition to the hardware, ifm offers startup packages for data connection to the PLC.

PLC startup packages

Use our startup packages to set up AS-Interface systems in combination with industrial controllers from various manufacturers. ifm provides ready-made programming examples and apps.Configuration and setup is considerably facilitated and errors are avoided.​
Download the following contents for free:

  • setup guide for fast integration into the PLC (Siemens, Rockwell, Omron, Schneider)
  • device description files (GSDML, ESI, EDS)
  • operating instructions
  • example programs for Siemens controllers
  • system solution apps such as DTA-RFID, O3D cameras, IO-Link

The required startup packages can be found in the download section of the respective product detail pages:

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