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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.

Apr 13, 2014

Adding safety to AS-Interface -- Networking safety is useful mainly because it makes powerful solutions simple, supports detailed diagnostics, and offers powerful features like muting and zoning.  As a result, new solutions for AS-Interface, previously too complex, can now be addressed without too much trouble. In this episode, you'll learn:

  • Safety modules can be added to any AS-interface network
  • The safe control happens in the Safety Monitor or a safety controller
  • Users can expect about a 90% reduction in wiring compared to hardwired safety
  • Safety at Work is ideal in addressing the problem of fault-masking