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With more data width, fit for new automation tasks

The new technology ASi-5 offers many new opportunities. The fundamental change is the form of data transmission and the resulting change in data width. Learn more in the current German video

In principle, all improvements of the system are based on these changes. Not only more complex devices can be addressed, but also the diagnosis of the system and many mores has been significantly improved.

Learn more in the current German video


Use AS-Interface wiring advantages for IO-Link

With AS-Interface, IO-Link can be connected effectively and, above all, cost-effectively. This makes this modern alternative to the analogue current interface network-compatible. The new ASi-5 technology makes this connection even more powerful. The current German YouTube video informs.


Brazil: More than 200 attendees at the keynote lecture AS-Interface

More than 200 engineers and technicians attended the AS-Interface presentation on the opening day at Week of Control and Automation in Brazil.


The 8th edition of the Inatel Week of Control and Automation takes place from 2-4 March 2020 at the national competence centre for communication technology INATEL, in Santa Rita do Sapucaí (a suburb of Sao Paulo), Brazil.

The Competence Center is a well-respected institute that sees itself as a transfer center in addition to its purpose of research and education. The Week of Control and Automation follows this tradition.

More than 200 engineers and technicians attended the AS-Interface presentation on the opening day.

The one hour lecture with the title: "Industry 4.0, supported by technology ASi-5" showed the advantages AS-Interface offers to the automation engineer. How the system is prepared for the digital change and how it is prepared for the future with the new ASi-5 technology.

For more information about the event:



AS-International: ASi-5 specification now available

During the general meeting mid-December 2019 in Gelnhausen, Germany, the project managers of the ASi-5 development collaboration, Dr. Thomas Sebastiany and Bernhard Wiedemann, officially handed the ASi-5 specification over to AS-International. The specification is now available to all members.

Through the next level of innovation ASi-5, AS-Interface is ready for the future and ready to master the challenges of digitalization. ASi-5 was developed to be the ideal data shuttle for digitalization, Industry 4.0, and the IOT, while keeping the proven simplicity of the AS-Interface system: Maintaining downward compatibility within the system as well as preserving already existing advantages like the simple wiring process and a topology-free network were core objectives during the development of ASi-5. This system update offers even more power and functionality: extended diagnostics, greater data width, shorter cycle times, more users and the option to easily integrate IO-Link.

Simultaneously with the technology project, an ASi-5 addressing app was designed. This app allows easy and comfortable addressing of ASi-5 components via smart phone or tablet.  

After multiple years developing ASi-5, the project is now finalized, tested, approved, and already part of the portfolio of several development partners. From now on, all AS-International Association members can use ASi-5 technology and the ASi-5 ASIC in their own development projects, and thus profit from the advanced technology. AS-Interface continues to guarantee compatibility with the ASi components of all other manufacturers.

We would like to take the opportunity to thank the ASi-5 development partners for the excellent cooperation and the mutual trust.


MA 2019 – Executive board confirmed

The members of the AS-International Association met on December 12, 2019 for the annual members´assembly in Gelnhausen. We reviewed last year, planned the activities for the coming year, handed over the ASi-5 specification and held board elections.

The elections went without any surprises and the board again consists of the following people:

Chairman: Jochen Bihl – Bihl+Wiedemann,
Vice-Chairman: Dr. Markus Platen – Siemens,
Treasurer: Michael Strauss – ifm,
Head of the technical commission: Dr. Thomas Sebastiany – Pepperl+Fuchs

In addition to the board elections, the meeting focused on the official handover of the ASi-5 specification, which is now available to all members of the AS-International Association.

We had a successful conference day and are confident about the new year 2020.


ASi at the PACK EXPO 2019 in Las Vegas

For the past 5 years, AS-Interface Organization and its member companies have been displaying ASi technology at the PACK EXPO, and the persistence is more than paying off.

When at the first shows most visitors at the booth, having not being exposed to the technology before, were very interested in the cable and the perspective of using such an easy and cost-efficient technology, a recognition of the technology is now evident. Many visitors already knew ASi and were curious about what the new technology ASi-5 is all about.

To achieve an even deeper understanding of what ASi technology stands for, we presented the advantages of ASi versus, or in combination with, other automation technologies on the Innovation Stage, were a lively discussion again showed the interest of the attendants.

Supported by Bihl+Wiedemann, ifm, Pepperl+Fuchs, and Schmersal, we pushed brand recognition on the North American market quite a bit further, making this show a great success for all involved.


ASi-5 successfully introduced in Japan

ASi-5 celebrated its premiere in the Japanese market during the Industrial Open Networks Fair. In Osaka and Tokyo, the new ASi-5 technology was presented for the first time in Asia.

Trade visitors and users were informed about the strong ASi-5 features in personal discussions.

At the upcoming SCF - System Control Fair in November 2019, the focus of our AS-Interface booth will be on the technology step ASi-5.

More information about the SCF:



The Industrial Open Networks Fair has been informing each visitor about the bene-fits of adopting open networks trough seminars and demonstrations since 2012. Meet our Japanese colleagues there at the AS-Interface booth and get informed personally about our new technology ASi-5.

23 July 2019 – Grand Cube Osaka, Osaka
30 July 2019 – Ota Ward Industrial Plaza PIO, Tokyo

More informations: open-networks


ASi review SPS Italia

Trade fair on the rise, strong demand for AS-Interface. The 9th SPS Italia showed a clear increase in visitors of 18%, clear sign for the automation industry in Italy. Demand for AS-Interface was even stronger.

Numerous of AS-Interface users find out about new products and the technology step ASi-5 at the booth. However, the demand was even stronger among potential users. Many visitors informed themselves about the AS-Interface system that have not yet used it.

As an exhibitor, AS-Interface Organization is very satisfied with the course of the fair. For the 10th anniversary next year an unchecked growth and many innovations at AS-Interface are expected.

We hope to see you again next year.



Announcing winner - prize competition HMI

From 1st to 5th April each visitor of the HMI had the chance to win a Montblanc by rating our ASi-5 features. The winner was determined at the last day of fair on our AS-Interface joint booth.

We would like to thank all participants for their feedback on our ASi-5 features and we announce the lucky winner:

Congratulations to Mr Jan Paul Bardeleben from Germany to his new Montblanc.

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