The AS-i gateway with PLC function from ifm can be used as an independent, decentralised controller or as a gateway to all common fieldbus systems. The range includes interfaces with EtherNet/IP, Profibus, Profinet, EtherCAT or CANopen.
The unit controls the data exchange to the sensor/actuator level and communicates rapidly with the superior control level.
Thanks to the colour display, the status of all AS-i slaves is recognizable at a single glance. Sensor/actuator data can also be visualised via the integrated WEB server.
The quick set-up menu and intuitive handling facilitate configuration, set-up and diagnosis. In addition, the web interface allows full remote access.
The powerful PLC is easily programmed via CODESYS.