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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.

May 26, 2013

While the "Consortium" Safety Monitor was an important milestone in the proliferation of AS-Interface Safety at Work, users demanded the ability to solve larger and more complex applications.  Tim and Helge talk about the advantages and advanced features of these newer Safety Monitors.

  • - Dual network Safety...

May 19, 2013

Safety at Work has been available for over 10 years. Today, Tim and Helge talk about the various iterations of the "Consortium" Safety Monitor, developed by a group of companies that include Pepperl+Fuchs, Allen-Bradley Guardmaster, Siemens, and Schneider Electric to name only a few, and the major changes that have...

May 12, 2013

In the last few episodes, Tim and Helge started introducing Safety at Work, the safety technology that uses AS-Interface as its communication backbone. Starting this week, TechTalk will cover the various generations of Safety Monitors starting with the first unit frequently called "Consortium Monitor."

  • - Why networked...

May 5, 2013

Using a safety-rated input module, any kind of safety device with dry contact or electronic safe output can connect to AS-Interface Safety at Work.  AS-Interface suppliers also offer safety equipment like e-stops and protective door switches with integrated safety electronics.

  • - Safety dry-contact inputs
  • - Safe...