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.
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.
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.