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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.

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. 

  • -- When setting up muting sensors, it is important to place them such that the muting function can be...


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.

The second...


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...