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ControllerE, SmartLink: AS-Interface masters / gateways

  • Easiest wiring of inputs/outputs by means of AS-i perfectly complements all fieldbuses
  • AS-Interface gateways, partly with PLC functionality
  • Monochrome LCD display for user-friendly configuration and diagnostics
  • Quick and easy set-up


ControllerE/SmartPLC – ifm AS-i master family of the second generation

The devices with the designation "ControllerE" or "SmartLink" are the ifm AS-i master family of the second generation. The AS-Interface gateways ControllerE and SmartLink are primarily intended for use as gateways between up to two AS-Interface networks and fieldbuses. The range includes the device/slave interfaces PROFIBUS, DeviceNet, CANopen and Modbus TCP. With the AS-Interface gateways ControllerE and SmartLink, all advantages of the AS-Interface wiring system can be used with the previously mentioned fieldbuses. To the programmer of the higher-level PLC, the ControllerE and SmartLink devices are normal, decentralised input/output modules.

As an option, some of the devices can also be programmed via the CODESYS V2.3 software.