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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.

Jan 12, 2014

AS-Interface Gateway/ Scanner -- This week, we start a series of conversations concerning what it takes to set up an AS-Interface system. In this episode, Tim focuses on the gateways and scanner cards.

  • --Scanner cards bring AS-interface I/O directly into the PLC backplane
  • --Most PLCs support one of the dominant upper-level networks supported by AS-Interface
  • --Why use single-channel vs. dual-channel gateways?