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Pepperl+Fuchs Podcasts

Pepperl+Fuchs’ TechTalk helps listeners gain an insight into modern automation technologies by focusing on AS-Interface (Actuator Sensor Interface) and its associated safety technology, Safety at Work. TechTalk covers topics that range from hardware selection to installation and maintenance. Control engineers familiar with AS-Interface will get the latest news on specification enhancements, hear about new products, and familiarize themselves with established and cutting-edge troubleshooting methods, tips, and tricks.  Users who are interested in applying these technologies will learn what it takes to set up an AS-Interface system, how Safety at Work improves safety systems, and why those technologies have the potential to save time and money during all phases of a project.

Dec 6, 2015

In this episode of AS-Interface TechTalk, Tim and Helge go over SafeLink for AS-Interface gateways. SafeLink allows safe data on an AS-Interface gateway to be shared with other gateways using Ethernet. On SafeLink, 31 gateways with integrated safety controller can interconnect and share data.  With SafeLink users can:


Nov 23, 2015

In this episode of AS-Interface TechTalk, Tim and Helge continue to discuss the many outstanding features of the new AS-Interface module KE5:

  • --Latched removable connectors are keyed for position
  • --AS-Interface and AUX connectors are internally jumpered to simplify daisy-chaining modules while keeping the network...


Nov 11, 2015

In this episode of AS-Interface TechTalk, Tim and Helge introduce a panel mount module in the new AS-Interface KE5 housing. This AS-Interface module has many unique properties including:

  • --Extremely thin, space-saving housing
  • --All front mounted, push-in connectors greatly reduce installation time 
  • --Color-coded labels...


Oct 26, 2015

AS-Interface installations can sometimes stump the experts! This week, Tim talks about an AS-Interface issue he recently tackled.  A pneumatic module indicated "peripheral fault" even after all connectors (sensors and air) had been disconnected. 

Listen to this exceedingly unlikely issue with an


Oct 11, 2015

AS-Interface wiring mistakes happen. We recommend you use our AS-Interface Maintenance and Troubleshooting Guide to learn about some of the most common wiring mistakes for AS-Interface networks.

  • --Following up on AS-Interface TechTalk Podcast 126, make sure every AS-Interface segment has its own (and just one) power...