In addition to the innovative housing and cover design, the KE5 comes with advantages on the inside. The terminal contacts for AS-Interface and AUX, which are internally bridged, achieve a full 10 A, eliminating cumbersome double-wire-end ferrules at terminal points.
With an easily accessible switch, you can opt for sensor supply internally from AS-Interface or externally through AUX. The digital modules include a functional safe separation of both supply methods.
The KE5 analog modules evaluate power and voltage. Either actuators or transmitters can be connected and controlled by voltage or power. In addition, a mixed-mode operation is possible. This increases flexibility during machine planning and opens up more installation space in switch cabinets. The KE5 analog modules are easily switched via jumper to power or voltage, or alternatively via an AS-i parameter bit. Their specially designed mechanical and electrical housing reduces heat development and allows an extended temperature range of -25 °C to 70 °C. The KE5 analog modules’ good temperature compensation ensures precise signal quality during process control.
Analog or digital versions of the AS-Interface KE5 switch cabinet modules are the right choice for AS-Interface users who want easy handling, flexible technology, and cost efficiency.