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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 27, 2014

Initial diagnostics and final review -- Modern AS-Interface gateways offer detailed diagnostics that allow installers to evaluate the quality of the installation. Good AS-Interface networks have less than 1% retry errors. In this episode, you'll learn:

  • As part of the final review, the mechanical quality of the installation should be checked.  All cable ends must be closed off and unused ports on modules must be capped.
  • Using error counters to evaluate the quality of the network.
  • In case the gateway does not offer integrated error counters, the AS-Interface Analyzer can be used to evaluate installation quality.