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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.

Feb 24, 2013

Tim and Helge talk about AS-Interface gateways, which are the "translators" between the AS-Interface network and an upper level network.  Tim will step through the process of setting up a network, explain the main operating modes of the gateway, and how to switch between them.  

AS-Interface Gateways

  • -- What they do


Feb 17, 2013

Tim and Helge discuss "the other" AS-Interface cable.  The AUX power cable powers high-current outputs and allows AS-Interface to control even larger loads.  The standard AUX power cable supports 8 A while the high-current version is good up to 15 A.

AUX power cable

  • -- Flat Cable
  • -- High-Current Options
  • -- Modules that...


Feb 10, 2013

The AS-Interface cable is a crucial component supporting the piercing technology that makes this networking technology easy to work with, speeding up the installation and ultimately reducing the cost of a system.  Users can choose rubberized or oil resistant AS-Interface flat cable.  Round cable can also be used as long...


Feb 3, 2013

AS-interface power supplies are different in several aspects.  They provide a higher primary voltage and contain the decoupling circuit-enabling data and communication on the same cable.  Tim and Helge discuss how to determine the size of the AS-Interface power supply.

  • AS-Interface power supply
  • Voltage
  • Current
  • How to...