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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.

Feb 9, 2014

Encoders and other types of intelligent modules -- Using encoders, intelligent sensors, and valve control on AS-Interface is easy. Just like on any other network, these encoders are always "absolute." Intelligent sensors come equipped with the AS-Interface chip and are connected directly to the network.  Valve control is another great application since these modules not only detect the position of the valve but also allow a solenoid to be controlled. Listeners will learn how:

  • --Users can choose from a variety of encoders, some that count lots of revolutions and some that offer a large number of pulses per revolution
  • --Intelligent sensors offer certain diagnostics that are otherwise not available
  • --Setting outputs on some intelligent sensors allows users to easily select configuration parameters