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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 22, 2015

During last week's episode, Tim talked about the basic AS-Interface safety monitor. There is a second hardware version that can operate a small AS-Interface network without the need for a dedicated AS-Interface power supply. Today, Tim covers the important points of the VAS/M-2A8L-KE4-8SE-C1 safety monitor.


Feb 15, 2015

In this episode, Tim and Helge discuss the scenario where engineers are looking for small, flexible, and low-cost safety solutions where AS-Interface Safety at Work may not make sense for their application.

The AS-Interface safety controller VAS-2A8L-KE4-8SE is a low-cost, high flexibility device. The safety controller...

Feb 8, 2015

Most modern installations use AS-Interface gateways that are Ethernet based.  More specifically this means PROFINET and EtherNet/IP.  These gateways are also available with an integrated safety controller.  Tim and Helge discuss why this integration of the gateway with safety functionality is advantageous.
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Feb 1, 2015

Every AS-Interface system needs three basic components: gateways, power supplies, and modules. Add some infrastructure like cable, and you have what it takes. When it comes to AS-Interface modules, 4-input modules and 4-input / 4-output modules are used the most.

Some users even go a step further and design everything...