Easy-to-use communication interface modules
22 December 2013
Molex Brad SST Actuator Sensor Interface (AS-i) modules provide a simple connection between Rockwell Automation PLCs and AS-i field devices.
Molex has introduced the Brad SST AS-i modules, designed to connect Rockwell Logix control systems, including CompactLogix, MicroLogix 1500 and ControlLogix, to an AS-interface network.
The AS-i modules enable easy connection between the PLC backplane and simple field I/O devices such as actuators, sensors, rotary encoders, analogue inputs and outputs, push buttons, and valve position sensors.
They are suitable for multiple industrial automation applications, including conveyor control, packaging machines, process control valves, electrical distribution systems, airport carousels, elevators, bottling lines and food production lines.
The chassis mounting modules can interface with signals coming from AS-i field devices, transfer that information to the PLC and send control information back to the AS-i actuator. They meet the new AS-i specification 3.0, making them compatible with legacy versions as well as the very latest AS-i products. They also feature a fast AS-i cycle time for high-speed, machine control applications.
The modules come bundled with cables and configuration software, and include diagnostics that help identify configuration errors and network faults, further reducing commissioning and downtime.
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