AS-Interface Gateways support 62 addressable I/O modules.

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Designed for connection to PROFIBUS DP, stainless steel AS-Interface Gateways are available in single and double AS-Interface network versions that handle 248 inputs and 186 outputs and 496 inputs and 372 outputs, respectively. Modular units stand 3.25 in. tall with Profibus connector attached. They feature duplicate address detection to guard against incorrectly configured nodes, ground fault detection, and 4-line graphical display for configuration.

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New Stainless Steel AS-Interface Gateways Can Support up to 62 Addressable I/O Modules in Harsh Environments

TWINSBURG, OH - Pepperl+Fuchs introduces two low-profile stainless steel AS-Interface Gateways, designed for connection to PROFIBUS DP. Available in single AS-Interface or double AS-Interface network versions, both gateways are ideally suited for networking safety inputs (e-stops, door interlocks and light curtains) using AS-Interface Safety at Work. These modular Profibus slaves are designed in accordance with AS-Interface specification 2.11 in IP20 and stand just 3.25" tall with the Profibus connector attached, making them particularly well suited for use in switch cabinets.

These gateways feature a rugged stainless steel housing for long life and reliable operation in harsh application environments. They feature duplicate address detection to guard against incorrectly configured nodes, and a 4-line graphic al display for easy configuration and troubleshooting. An RS232 port can be used in parallel with a running Profibus/AS-Interface network to display additional information. Ground fault detection functionality allows the gateway to continuously monitor the integrity of the AS-Interface network and report undesirable ground faults to the PC or PLC. They also allow the user to leverage the Profibus configuration tool to adjust the type and amount of data to be transferred via the Profibus.

AS-Interface DeviceNet Gateways are the core of the wiring system, and connect AS-Interface to upper level controllers. They handle the complete data transfer, cyclically polling all participants connected to the wiring system. The gateway can be placed anywhere in the AS-Interface segment. The single channel version can handle 248 inputs and 186 outputs over 62 addressable I/O modules. The dual channel gateway offers even more I/O capabilities, with 496 inputs and 372 outputs.

Pepperl+Fuchs is a world leader in the design, manufacture and application of high quality factory and process automation products and services. Pepperl+Fuchs pioneered the development of proximity sensors 45 years ago, and has set the standard for innovation and quality ever since.

For more information contact: Pepperl+Fuchs, 1600 Enterprise Parkway, Twinsburg, OH 44087; (330) 486-0001; fax: (330) 405-4710;;

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