ASi-5/ASi-3 EtherCAT Gateway, Safety over EtherCAT (FSoE), with integrated Safety Monitor (BWU3858)

With the new ASi5/ASi-3 EtherCAT Gateway, Safety over EtherCAT (FSoE), Bihl+Wiedemann offers a solution that enables FSoE drives to be safely controlled and monitored directly and without an additional safety PLC. The device features two ASi-5 masters and two ASi-3 masters for simultaneous communication of ASi-5 and ASi-3 in two ASi networks. Also integrated are three two-channel safe inputs which can be expanded by up to 62 two-channel safe inputs. With its six fast electronic safe outputs the Gateway has no problem keeping up with the pace set by modern drive technology. Furthermore an OPC UA server for OPC UA communication and a webserver for simple diagnostics and remote maintenance are provided as standard. And using Safe Link, the safe coupling from Bihl+Wiedemann, the Gateway can be expanded to nearly 2000 safe in- and outputs at no extra cost.

The new ASi-5/ASi-3 FSoE Gateway acts as a safety master in the Safety over EtherCAT network and is able to take over all safety-relevant functions therein. So it is an option especially for drive manufacturers who favor Safety over EtherCAT but who lack their own safe controller for it.

The usual PLC can still be used for standard control of the drives.