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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.

Mar 29, 2015

In this week's discussion, Tim Cicerchi and Helge Hornis continue their conversation about The AS-Interface Maintenance and Troubleshooting Guide. The guide explains what users can do with the AS-Interface addressing handheld unit. Hints from the guide include:

  • --Assign an address to any AS-Interface module
  • --Read...


Mar 22, 2015

In this week's discussion, Tim Cicerchi and Helge Hornis call out specific aspects of The AS-Interface Maintenance and Troubleshooting Guide. The guide is a very useful booklet that helps new and experienced AS-Interface users during planning, installation, and troubleshooting. Tips include:

  • --Use certified modules


Mar 15, 2015

In this week's episode, Helge Hornis continues his discussion with David Fink, National Account Manager at Pepperl+Fuchs, about controlling and monitoring valve position using AS-Interface in combination with valve position sensors. 

  • --The components that comprise a valve assembly
  • --AS-Interface controls the valve...


Mar 8, 2015

In this week's episode, Helge Hornis continues his discussion with David Fink, National Account Manager at Pepperl+Fuchs, about using AS-Interface for valve position monitoring.

  • --What is the output of the solenoid driver on a valve position sensor?
  • --Differences between standard sensors with no solenoid output and...


Mar 1, 2015

In this week's episode, Helge Hornis talks to David Fink, National Account Manager at Pepperl+Fuchs, about how to use AS-Interface to monitor valve position. David first gives an overview of the basic components of a valve assembly. This includes quarter-turn valves mounted to a pneumatic actuator. The actuator is...