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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.

Oct 6, 2013

Why use AS-Interface instead of hardwiring I/O?
Even though conventional I/O hardware is most likely cheaper than AS-Interface I/O modules, users need to consider the hidden cost of hardwiring:

  • -Enclosures, knockouts, and marshaling terminals
  • -Conduit and cable trays
  • -Cable and installation labor
  • -PLC backplane limits
  • -Shipping and startup