An increasing number of users discover the persuasive and multiple advantages of the “AS-Interface Safety at Work” (AS-i Safety) communication standard, such as simplified wiring and integration, additional diagnostic information, smooth parameter setting, universal application possibilities. For this reason, Schmersal continues to extend its already comprehensive product offering of safety switching components with an integrated AS-i Safety interface. A new member of the family, for instance, is the BDF 200 operating panel with ASi Safety node and A/B slave. With this series, which was first presented a year ago, an ergonomic operating panel can be configured in accordance with the requirements of the machine builder. The integration of this operating panel into AS-Interface systems now is simplified. Upon request, all versions of the tried-and-tested position switches with safety function can be equipped with an AS-i Safety interface. Soon, the the ZQ 700 and ZQ 900 series pull-wire emergency-stop switches of will also be with integrated AS-i Safety electronics. Furthermore, a version of the TFH 232 safety foot switch with AS-Interface is under preparation. In this way, complete safety systems with safety switches, solenoid interlocks, safety sensors and man-machine interface can be set up in AS-i Safety.
Edited by: Teoman Tugsuz