New products for AS-Interface
With the new V3 safety monitor, users can safely control an actuator or actuator group via the AS-i network, thus allowing safety-related, distributed switching of, for example, valves or motor starters in parallel with a second enabling circuit. The new device also supports connection of two AS-i networks without additional modules. The new associated software asimon V3 has a pixel-graphics editor for safety logic, making operation easier. Improvements have also been made to the functionality of asimon V3 with, for example, filtering of brief, single-channel interruptions in the sensor circuit.
The new Sirius 3RA6 compact starter can be modified for use as an AS-I enabled starter without tools and without any other wiring overhead. This is possible with an AS-i mounting module in A/B design and thus guarantees direct transfer of diagnostics signals and statuses to the controller. The same module is used to switch a direct starter or a reversing starter. Using a second version, users can also connect safetyrelated switching devices such as limit switches, and thus safely shut down the compact starter.
Siemens is expanding its product portfolio of devices for AS-Interface. These include the new AS-i V3 safety monitor and associated asimon software as well as the Sirius 3RA6 compact starter with AS-i connection.
Siemens AG Industry Sector / Industry Automation Division
The Siemens Industry Sector (Erlangen, Germany) is the worldwide leading supplier of production, transportation and building technologies. With integrated hardware and software technologies as well as comprehensive industry-specific solutions, Siemens increases the productivity and efficiency of its customers in the fields of industry and infrastructure. The Sector consists of six Divisions: Building Technologies, Industry Automation, Industry Solutions, Mobility, Drive Technologies and OSRAM. With around 209,000 employees worldwide Siemens Industry achieved in fiscal 2007 total sales of approximately EUR40 billion (pro forma, unconsolidated).
The Siemens Industry Automation Division (Nuremberg, Germany) is a worldwide leader in the fields of automation systems, low-voltage switchgear and industrial software. Its portfolio ranges from standard products for the manufacturing and process industries to solutions for whole industrial sectors that encompass the automation of entire automobile production facilities and chemical plants. As a leading software supplier, Industry Automation optimizes the entire value added chain of manufacturers - from product design and development to production, sales and a wide range of maintenance services.
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