Production automation is the automation of industrial products using computer-assisted production equipment. By automating production technology, large quantities can be produced at high quality while also cutting costs. ASi systems offer advantages here such as safe transmission of signals and power in the machines.
Computer-assisted production equipment
Safe data transmission
Simple process management
Production automation with AS-Interface
In addition to driving sensors and actuators which are perfectly designed for production automation, AS-Interface also offers an optional integrated safety technology, including a safety control system. AS-Interface enables production automation and can be used as a simple and cost-effective assembly technology in equipment and machines. The ASi system is system and manufacturer-neutral and can be used with any network topology, resulting in high flexibility when it comes to designing the production systems, as well as for future expansions.
Functional safety in production automation
In modern production technology, safety devices are playing an even more important role with respect to automating production. In the final analysis, even the highest level of automation and maximum production speed needs to also guarantee the safety of its operators at all times. Industrial robots and their peripherals are just one example of many. With ASi Safety at Work, safety components can be easily integrated into an AS-Interface network, which then work together with standard components on the same cable. All the benefits of the ASi system are still enjoyed, such as reducing cumbersome and expensive cabling, less wiring, or compatibility with virtually any fieldbus system on the higher level.
Application examples for production automation
The plastics and rubber industry supplies a number of other industries; including automobile, electronics, home appliances and packaging. Various types of production methods come into play to create products in automated processes. This demands modern control technology, efficiency and economy, but above all quality and safety. AS-Interface meets these challenges brilliantly.
Products & solutions
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Advantages of production automation using AS-Interface
- Simple wiring reduces planning, installation and commissioning costs
- Great flexibility in designing production systems due to freely selectable topology
- Drive sensors and actuators which are perfectly designed for production automation
- Optional integrated safety technology including safety control systems
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