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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 10, 2012

This podcast introduces AS-Interface Safety at Work, the safety technology that takes full advantage of the wiring simplification of AS-Interface.  Since Safety at Work allows conventional and safety rated devices to be connected to the same AS-Interface network, users can expect a unparalleled degree of...


Dec 10, 2012

In this podcast Tim and Helge contrast conventional hardwired solutions with AS-Interface and give a specific example showing how AS-Interface simplifies the wiring of a medium size automation system with 100 sensors. 

  • AS-interface vs. hardwired I/O
  • Marshaling, terminals and labels
  • Example for 100 sensor connections


Dec 10, 2012

This podcast continues the AS-Interface overview, discussing what to consider when constructing AS-Interface networks.  Topics like segment and network length and module addresses are explained.

  • Segments and networks
  • Repeaters
  • AUX power
  • Module addresses (full and extended addresses)
  • Address 0 and automatic node...


Dec 7, 2012

This podcast starts with an overview of AS-Interface, a low-level networking technology supported by most PLC manufacturers. Fundamentally, AS-Interface solutions are built up by connecting I/O modules to Gateways and Scanner cards allowing field data to be exchanged with the PLC in a deterministic fashion. Tim and...