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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.

Mar 9, 2014

Safety rated dead-man switches and safety encoders -- AS-Interface is frequently used on robotic machines.  The safety enabling switch gives personnel the option to safely bypass door switches for the purpose of setup and diagnostics.  Similarly, safety encoders offer a totally new class of applications. 

Watch this video for a detailed safety encoder configuration.

  • --Entering a robotic cell under power
  • --Safely detecting "stop" speeds up maintenance operations
  • --Over-speed protection protects machines and operators
  • --Knowing the direction of motion safely speeds up numerous processes