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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 7, 2012

This podcast starts with an overview of AS-Interface, a low-level networking technology supported by most PLC manufacturers. Fundamentally, AS-Interface solutions are built up by connecting I/O modules to Gateways and Scanner cards allowing field data to be exchanged with the PLC in a deterministic fashion. Tim and Helge discuss:

  • I/O modules general (digital, analog, pneumatics, safety ...)
  • Gateway/Scanner/Master
  • AS-Interface power supply