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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.

May 12, 2013

In the last few episodes, Tim and Helge started introducing Safety at Work, the safety technology that uses AS-Interface as its communication backbone. Starting this week, TechTalk will cover the various generations of Safety Monitors starting with the first unit frequently called "Consortium Monitor."

  • - Why networked safety is advantageous
  • - The "Consortium" Safety Monitor and its features and limitations
  • - Sharing of safe data on AS-Interface