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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.

Apr 14, 2013

AS-Interface is designed to be a cost-effective, highly distributed solution.  I/O blocks with as few as two inputs are available.  In this episode, Tim and Helge talk about the AS-Interface protocol explaining how I/O blocks and gateways communicate with each other.

  • - Master call
  • ----4-bit payload
  • ----4 bits of outputs
  • ------A/B addressing
  • ------Specification 3.0 A/B addressing module with 4 outputs
  • ----4-bit modules
  • - Analog 8 in module
  • - 2 input modules
  • - Analog modules
  • - Safety modules