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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 1, 2015

Every AS-Interface system needs three basic components: gateways, power supplies, and modules. Add some infrastructure like cable, and you have what it takes. When it comes to AS-Interface modules, 4-input modules and 4-input / 4-output modules are used the most.

Some users even go a step further and design everything using 4-input / 4-output modules. Flexibility in the field and reduced stocking are major advantages. Factory automation uses the AS-Interface flat cable while process automation almost always uses round cable.