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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.

May 3, 2015

Repeaters allow AS-Interface segments to be combined to create longer networks.  When using AS-Interface repeaters there are few simple rules that need to be observed:

  • --Each new segment must have its own AS-Interface power supply
  • --Starting at the gateway, no slave can be more than two repeaters from the gateway
  • --Consequently, networks that are much longer as 300 m are possible

Read the AS-Interface Maintenance and Troubleshooting Guide (PDF)