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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.

Nov 3, 2013

Troubleshooting. At some point, you'll need to troubleshoot your AS-Interface system - it happens. After years of trouble-free operation, an AS-Interface system is just not running any longer. Here are a few easy things to check:

  • -Remove modules from the network until things work again.
  • -Verify AS-Interface and AUX cable to be connected to the correct tray.
  • -Ground faults. To fix, remove modules until the error is gone.
  • -Length. Use the length indicator on the cable to figure out the network length. Try the terminator with an analyzer.