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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.

Aug 30, 2015

AS-Interface is used to simplify sensor wiring by replacing many discrete (parallel) sensor cables with a single AS-Interface network cable. AS-Interface is easy! Just don't do the following:

  • --Don't connect regular PNP or NPN sensors to the AS-Interface cable
  • --Don't connect a device with AS-Interface functionality to an AS-Interface I/O block (for PNP sensors)
  • --Don't try to power non-AS-Interface devices - for instance a light curtain or horn - from the yellow AS-Interface cable
  • --In the control panel, try to separate communicating devices (like AS-Interface) from high power (and thus possibly high noise); use dividers if possible

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