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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.

Jul 5, 2015

Building long AS-Interface networks is also possible using a terminator. In this episode, Tim and Helge clarify just how long AS-Interface networks can be:

  • --When used properly, a terminator can allow AS-Interface segments to be up to 200 m long
  • --Terminators come integrated in the repeater or as external stand-alone parts
  • --When building networks combining 200 m long linear segments, always use a fast, advanced repeater
  • --It is strongly suggested to evaluate the communication quality of these longer networks. The AS-Interface analyzer is an ideal tool.