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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 1, 2015

In this week's episode, Helge Hornis talks to David Fink, National Account Manager at Pepperl+Fuchs, about how to use AS-Interface to monitor valve position. David first gives an overview of the basic components of a valve assembly. This includes quarter-turn valves mounted to a pneumatic actuator. The actuator is equipped with a dual-position inductive sensor a target or puck, and a solenoid valve:

  • --How does the whole valve assembly work together?
  • --Do you need to pay attention to where the puck is mounted?
  • --How is AS-Interface used to control the position of industrial valves?

Read the blog post: Using AS-Interface to Control Pneumatically Operated Process Valve Assemblies