The modular SIMATIC AS-i Links based on ET 200SP enables AS interface networks to be easily connected fail-safe to safety controllers such as SIMATIC or SINUMERIK. With the SIMATIC AS-i F-Links, the advantages of AS-i can also be utilized in complex safety applications. They facilitate the application of AS-Interface, for example under fail-safe SIMATIC or SINUMERIK controls. Acting as links in bus-based safety technology, they support the ASIsafe telegrams' transfer to the PROFIsafe protocol – in both directions. As usual, the detection of safe signals is realized by means of rugged ASIsafe slaves. The safe data are processed in the control in parallel with the standard data's processing. As a result of safe processing, the control issues safety-related disconnection commands which are transmitted to the safe actuators, e.g. motor starters, via PROFIsafe. Furthermore, the safety-related signals can be further processed back on the ASIsafe level, for example for the disconnection of safe AS-i outputs in load feeders.
SIMATIC AS-i F-Link - based on SIMATIC ET 200SP:
For large quantity structures of safe sensors and actuators
For expansive and complex safety logics
For a large number of safety-related disconnection circuits
For safety-related further processing on the superior field bus level