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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 15, 2013

Muting is a very powerful function and an integral part of several AS-Interface safety controllers.  But what if muting does not work right?  Look at the mounting and don't make the timing parameters too restrictive. 

  • -- When setting up muting sensors, it is important to place them such that the muting function can be...


Dec 8, 2013

Ground faults for AS-Interface must be avoided. No news here. In this case we were confronted with an AS-Interface system composed of three networks and suddenly all three networks reported a ground fault. How is that possible?  Systematic troubleshooting makes it easy and fast to figure out what is going on.

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Dec 3, 2013

Duplicate addresses for AS-Interface happen; no big deal.  Just readdress the incorrectly addressed AS-Interface module and things are fine again.  But what if EVERY module on a network appears to be a duplicate address?  Listen to what really happened.  The second issue we were confronted with was a, AS-Interface...


Nov 24, 2013

Remote support technologies for AS-Interface enable live support in ways that were not possible in the not-too-distant past. While many of the tools existed for years, it is the tight integration into other office tools like e-mail and phone systems that make remote support so much better.  Pepperl+Fuchs uses WEBEX,...


Nov 17, 2013

AS-Interface is a strong networking solution because the technology is supported worldwide by over 350 companies offering certified products.  Being an open technology is advantageous for users (more products, competitive prices …) and vendors (shared development efforts …) alike.

  • -AS-International,...