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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 13, 2013

Why use AS-Interface with an upper level bus? Engineers frequently ask why they should use AS Interface when they already have EtherNet/IP or PROFIBUS. Simplicity and flexibility are the main reasons and the AS-Interface flat cable is at the center of this since it offers the following features:

  • -Ability to connect modules exactly where needed without custom cable length
  • -Ability to install modules at the sensor, which reduces wiring even further
  • -Ability to combine I/O modules to get virtually any I/O density desired
  • -Safety without the need for a safety PLC