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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.

Jul 28, 2013

Just as important as stopping a machine is the restart process.  Safety at Work offers a lot of flexibility.  In addition to the start conditions discussed last week, activation is similar to a restart condition with relaxed timing conditions.

  • - Activation -- In situations where the timing required by the monitored...


Jul 21, 2013

Every Safety at Work configuration must specify a restart condition.  Once the safe input conditions are true, the restart conditions determine if and how the safe outputs are activated.

  • - Automatic start -- The safe outputs will activate as soon as all input conditions have been released
  • - Monitored start --...


Jul 14, 2013

Safety at Work offers exceptional flexibility for EDM or External Device Monitoring.  But what if things don't go right?  What if the feedback EDM signal doesn't come back?  Part 2 of our EDM discussion covers these topics.

  • - Reset of error condition -- Local reset using the SERVICE or SET button on the Safety Monitor


Jul 7, 2013

EDM or External Device Monitoring is a process by which the proper operation of contactors or master control relays are evaluated.  This is not an AS-Interface-specific topic, but listeners may be interested in understanding the level of flexibility Safety at Work brings to the application.

  • - Feedback signal -- Safety...