Turck offers Gen. 2 AS-interface (AS-i) safety gateways manufactured by Bihl+Wiedemann

The new gateways from Turck integrate AS-i safety monitors and slaves, allowing 2 Safety at Work networks and up to 16 release circuits to be monitored per gateway, with 1 power supply.

01/17/2010


Turck offers new Gen. 2 AS-interface (AS-i) safety gateways manufactured by Bihl+Wiedemann

Turck offers new Gen. 2 AS-interface (AS-i) safety gateways manufactured by Bihl+Wiedemann, integrating AS-i safety monitors and slaves and allowing two Safety at Work networks and up to 16 release circuits to be monitored through each gateway.

Turck offers new Gen. 2 AS-interface (AS-i) safety gateways manufactured by Bihl+Wiedemann. The new gateways integrate AS-i safety monitors and slaves, allowing two Safety at Work networks and up to 16 release circuits to be monitored through each gateway. Now, two independent AS-i networks can be powered by a single power supply, providing diagnostic data to the higher-level controller and eliminating costs associated with additional power supplies and gateways. Bihl+Wiedemann AS-i masters monitor duplicate address detection, ground faults, EMC levels, error counters, emergency stops and safety light barriers, among other devices. The safety products offer a choice of relay or electronic outputs with expanded programming that allows up to 256 functions, without increasing response time. Up to 31 Safety at Work networks can be easily linked together and initiated at once. The Gen. 2 gateways are available for EtherNet/IP, Modbus TCP, Profinet, Profibus-DP and EtherCAT, providing the user with detailed diagnostic data and system status through the display and host network. Each gateway includes a removable memory card that stores up to four ASIMON software programs, where basic characteristics may be added. Turck distributes the gateways in the U.S. www.turck.us
Also read from Control Engineering :
- Bihl+Wiedemann adds functions to AS-i Analyzer ;

- Feature article: Safety via Fieldbus-Hanging by a Wire?
- Safety Sensors Rise to New Heights .

- Edited by Mark T. Hoske, editor in chief, Control Engineering www.controleng.com.





No comments
The Top Plant program honors outstanding manufacturing facilities in North America. View the 2013 Top Plant.
The Product of the Year program recognizes products newly released in the manufacturing industries.
The Leaders Under 40 program features outstanding young people who are making a difference in manufacturing. View the 2013 Leaders here.
The new control room: It's got all the bells and whistles - and alarms, too; Remote maintenance; Specifying VFDs
2014 forecast issue: To serve and to manufacture - Veterans will bring skill and discipline to the plant floor if we can find a way to get them there.
2013 Top Plant: Lincoln Electric Company, Cleveland, Ohio
Case Study Database

Case Study Database

Get more exposure for your case study by uploading it to the Plant Engineering case study database, where end-users can identify relevant solutions and explore what the experts are doing to effectively implement a variety of technology and productivity related projects.

These case studies provide examples of how knowledgeable solution providers have used technology, processes and people to create effective and successful implementations in real-world situations. Case studies can be completed by filling out a simple online form where you can outline the project title, abstract, and full story in 1500 words or less; upload photos, videos and a logo.

Click here to visit the Case Study Database and upload your case study.

Bring focus to PLC programming: 5 things to avoid in putting your system together; Managing the DCS upgrade; PLM upgrade: a step-by-step approach
Balancing the bagging triangle; PID tuning improves process efficiency; Standardizing control room HMIs
Commissioning electrical systems in mission critical facilities; Anticipating the Smart Grid; Mitigating arc flash hazards in medium-voltage switchgear; Comparing generator sizing software

Annual Salary Survey

Participate in the 2013 Salary Survey

In a year when manufacturing continued to lead the economic rebound, it makes sense that plant manager bonuses rebounded. Plant Engineering’s annual Salary Survey shows both wages and bonuses rose in 2012 after a retreat the year before.

Average salary across all job titles for plant floor management rose 3.5% to $95,446, and bonus compensation jumped to $15,162, a 4.2% increase from the 2010 level and double the 2011 total, which showed a sharp drop in bonus.

2012 Salary Survey Analysis

2012 Salary Survey Results

Maintenance and reliability tips and best practices from the maintenance and reliability coaches at Allied Reliability Group.
The One Voice for Manufacturing blog reports on federal public policy issues impacting the manufacturing sector. One Voice is a joint effort by the National Tooling and Machining...
The Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals an organization devoted...
Join this ongoing discussion of machine guarding topics, including solutions assessments, regulatory compliance, gap analysis...
IMS Research, recently acquired by IHS Inc., is a leading independent supplier of market research and consultancy to the global electronics industry.
Maintenance is not optional in manufacturing. It’s a profit center, driving productivity and uptime while reducing overall repair costs.
The Lachance on CMMS blog is about current maintenance topics. Blogger Paul Lachance is president and chief technology officer for Smartware Group.