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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 19, 2014

AS-Interface network cable – Fortunately, AS-Interface network construction is easy, and users have to consider only a few very basic rules.  While it is, of course, best to follow these rules precisely, there are ways to "cheat" on AS-Interface networks... as long as one knows how to do that properly.

  • --Always use AS-Interface compliant round or flat cable
  • --Follow the 100 m segment rule and don't forget the drops
  • --Use repeaters to construct larger networks
  • --Understand the voltage drop on long networks using a terminator
  • --Download our AS-Interface Power Calculator Software