Automation Systems Interconnect, commonly referred to as ASI, is a manufacturer and supplier of a very wide range of high quality competitively priced electrical and electronic components, universal printing systems and custom assembled products. ASI components are found in a wide range of industrial automation and control, power distribution and generation and printed board assembly applications.
Headquartered in Mechanicsburg, PA, ASI was founded in 1999 by a team of professionals who had gained experience working for similar companies such as AMP, Inc (now TYCO), Phoenix Contact®, and other electrical component manufacturers. During that time we were able to gain knowledge from customers as to what they were looking for in both products and a supplier. Armed with that work experience and customer knowledge, ASI went about designing a complete line of interface modules, developing strategic supplier partnerships with several industry leading companies in Europe and Asia, plus launching the ASI EZ website which today is recognized as one of the easiest to use when looking for our type of products.
Over the past 17 years ASI has done business with over 10,000 companies in the United States, Canada, Mexico and elsewhere around the world. ASI's EZ Customer Centric approach enables the company to offer high quality products at significantly lower prices. ASI offers volume savings with our tiered pricing structure. Monthly specials enable customers to purchase products at a 10% discount, receive free shipping or both. And on top of that, ASI is the only electronics component supplier in North America to offer many functional equivalents to other brands at a savings of 20 to 50% or more. The quality of the ASI products is evident in the materials, the features and the design. In fact, for many products the customer cannot tell the difference when visually comparing our product to similar ones. While in others, such as our power supplies, ASI offers a much higher quality product, with many more features at a lower price.
Experienced Suppliers with International Approvals
ASI's partners with the best! Our suppliers are industry leaders, several of whom have been in business for more than 60 years. Most have ISO 9000 and ISO 14000 certification and their products have international agency approvals, including UL and ATEX. Naturally, in an effort to protect our environment, the products are RoHS compliant. In addition to having stability, excellent manufacturing capability and a focus on quality our suppliers also recognize the need for responsive customer service. In many cases ASI has direct online access and is able to check stock, place orders, and access products for immediate delivery. Plus our suppliers' high tech automation facilities can quickly produce the needed products.
ASI now offers well over 13,000 different components including PCB connectors, DIN Rail terminal blocks, power supplies, Industrial Ethernet cable, sensor products, cable glands, industrial switches, interface modules, relays, circuit breakers, heavy duty connectors and more. Our goal is to provide our customers with a one stop location when specifying and purchasing components for use in their equipment, panels and factories. Our product specialists on a daily basis offer suggestions to customers on products and alternatives that will save them time, space and money. When a standard product or purchasing individual components is not the answer, ASI is equipped to provide our customers with individually assembled, designed and manufactured products. Many customers have specified a custom interface module, a complete DIN rail assembly, special cable assembly, unique through panel connector or one of the many other products and services offered by ASI.
Innovation that makes a difference
Innovation is also a part of the overall strategy of ASI and our supplier partners. This innovation is seen in our universal thermal transfer printer marking system which is EZ to use, prints a wide range of media, plus save the user tens of thousands of dollars over the competition. With one printer system, the customer can print cable markers, terminal block markers, legends and nameplates. Our own designed and manufactured through panel interface connectors allow us to turn around custom designs in a matter of days. Our rear mount industrial switches or installer friendly limit switches, pluggable connection power supplies, 8 relays in less then one inch of panel space, low-cost DIN rail cutter, and special M8 and M12 connectors are just a few other examples of our innovative product offering. In other words, ASI and our supplier partners are constantly looking for ways to make our products better, faster and more economical then our competition.
ASI saves you money
Saving money on the purchase of high quality components is only one of the ways that ASI is saving our customers money. In many instances the real savings have come in how EZ ASI has made it to find, specify and purchase any of our products. Time is the real currency of the day and therefore customers regularly go to the ASI website to check pricing and availability and they do it quickly and easily without the hassle of locating such information as seen on our competitor's websites. ASI also gives our customers the option of purchasing locally through our growing network of distributors. We recognize that many customers have a special arrangement and relationship with local distributors and we want to do everything possible to make it EZ to obtain the ASI products through that channel.
In Summary: ASI continues to grow and is successful because we listen and we respond to the needs of the market and our customers. Our customers need high quality innovative products and they need to save time and money. ASI and our supplier partners have recognized these issues and have met the challenge. We also understand that we need to stay ahead of the market with new products and new innovation. This approach can be witnessed by our recent announcement of products for the Industrial Ethernet market, a dramatically expanded PCB Connector line up, surge protection products for circuit protection and a broad offering of DIN rail power supplies. We hope that you will join our growing list of satisfied customers who are using ASI to make their own business more successful.