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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.

Jun 21, 2015

Using AS-Interface is all about building segments and networks. In this episode, Helge and Tim cover the following points about building long AS-Interface networks, and what to know about AS-Interface segments:

  • --Segments can be 100 m long
  • --Multiple segments can be combined to build longer networks
  • --Segments are combined using repeaters; 500 m is easily possible
  • --Each segment must have its own power supply
  • --Ring segments are possible and can be 200 m long