AS-I Competence Centre

Primary contact

Contact: Michael Garnham

Secondary contact

Contact: Ryan Coetzee

Company details

Parent company:Industrial Data Xchange
Key sector/s:
  • Electronics
  • Embedded software
  • Instrumentation
  • Mining
  • Power
Tel:+27 (0) 548 9960
Fax:+27 (0) 11 465 8890
Postal address:

PO Box 688, Fourways, 2055


Company profile

Actuator/Sensor Interface, also known as AS-Interface (AS-I) has become a widely used fieldbus throughout the world on the lowest field IO level, since its introduction in 1994. The AS-I Competence Centre of South Africa is operated by the IDX Academy in Fourways.

IDX is a member of AS International and has developed a stand-alone AS-I course which consists of a both a theory and a practical component. In the practical students build their own AS-I network and learn how it interfaces to an upper level fieldbus like PROFIBUS. They also learn how to do some system troubleshooting. A lighter version of the course can be done on request as an extension to the PROFIBUS Installer Course.

Product & services

The AS-I Competence Centre offers a 1-day Introduction to AS-I Course. A half day AS-I introduction can be added as a supplement to the PROFIBUS Installer Course (typically done onsite and per request).

Engineers are available to do network callouts and can assist with network design. They are able to highlight potential failure points and will make recommendations based on their assessment.

As a distributor of the Anybus range by HMS, The Center can recommend and sell gateways that allow for the interfacing of AS-I to other fieldbuses such as PROFIBUS, DeviceNet, ControlNet, PROFINET, etc.

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