AS-Interface gateways are the core of the wiring system. They serve as the link between the sensor/actuator level of AS-Interface and the upper-level bus systems where PLCs (programmable logic controllers), PCs or other field bus systems reside.
Pepperl-Fuchs offers K30 EV Ethernet AS-Interface gateways with an integrated safety monitor. Three key advantages of these AS-Interface gateways that should be considered when deciding on your AS-Interface master are listed below.
1. Ethernet diagnostics interface for remote diagnostics
Dedicated IP Address for diagnostic port; allow diagnostics for both the gateway and the AS-Interface networks (including Safety technology) over Ethernet without additional software.
2. Diagnostic code substitution
Enables availability of diagnostics information on safety-relevant input slaves directly in the cyclical I/O data in PLC (programmable logic controller).
3. Safe Link
Safe Link is for gateways that have an Ethernet diagnostics port.
AS-Interface gateways noted in this post:
AS-Interface gateway VBG-ENX-K20-DMD-EV
AS-Interface gateway/safety monitor VBG-ENX-K30-DMD-S16-EV