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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.

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,...


Nov 10, 2013

What if automatic node replacement fails? AS-Interface gateways typically offer automatic node replacement indication when the function is available. If the AS-Interface gateway does not turn this indication on, it means that this function is simply not possible. Reasons include:

  • -Auto addressing has been disabled...


Nov 3, 2013

Troubleshooting. At some point, you'll need to troubleshoot your AS-Interface system - it happens. After years of trouble-free operation, an AS-Interface system is just not running any longer. Here are a few easy things to check:

  • -Remove modules from the network until things work again.
  • -Verify AS-Interface and...