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  • Material handling / drive control

    The demands being placed on material handling and drive control are continually growing. Time and cost savings, as well as efficiency, are the watchwords. ASi solutions and technologies help manufacturers and operators of material handling equipment and conveyance systems to lower costs and optimize production processes.

    Simple installation

    Process optimization

    Reliable under extreme conditions

    AS-Interface solutions for material handling / drive control

    AS-Interface technology offers optimal solutions for communication with virtually any drive type which are simple to install as well as flexible and cost-effective. For example, 24V motorized rollers can be directly controlled so that no additional control device is needed. AC drives with, or without frequency converters, can also be controlled independently. This creates the prerequisite for implementing new and simpler system structures. AS-Interface enables remote installation and simple maintenance, works reliably (even under extreme conditions such as temperatures of down to –30 °C) and “sits” directly on the ASi cable, representing a significant savings in cable length.

    Functional safety for material handling / drive control

    The AS-Interface technology makes it simple to wire up safe devices. Profit from gateways with integrated safety monitors and simple drag-and-drop configuration. Safe speed and stop monitoring are also a component of the technology. With AS-Interface in material handling and drive control, safe and non-safe signals are carried on the same cable. Certified muting devices (safe coupling for example using Safe Link between different gateways and a wide range of safe I/O modules) complete the broad offering of safety technology with AS-Interface.

    Application examples for material handling / drive control

    Whether the application is roller conveyors, chain conveyors, conveyor belts, transport carriers, crane systems or high bay warehouses – systems builders everywhere profit from the reduced cabling effort and expense that an ASi system brings with it. This simplifies handling and thereby reduces the planning, installation and commissioning costs significantly.

    Products & solutions

    Clicking on the link below takes you to Bihl+Wiedemann products which are optimized for use in material handling and drive control.

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    Advantages of material handling / drive control using AS-Interface

    • Simple integration of the drives into the control system
    • Optimal wiring of motors and sensors
    • Modules for installation directly in the field
    • Simple, fast installation system
    • Increased savings in wiring costs and time
    • Easy control of start/stop, rotation direction and speed for all kinds of drives

    Intelligent material handling & drive control with AS-Interface

    We would be happy to consult with you and develop solutions for your equipment.


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    You too can profit from an AS-Interface solution!


    to install, configure, operate and expand


    it’s rugged, noise immune, diagnostics-friendly and cost-effective


    just one cable is used for data and power, can be configured to any topology, highly compatible

    Contact us

    Bihl+Wiedemann GmbH
    Flosswoerthstrasse 41
    68199 Mannheim

    +49 621 33996-0