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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.

May 25, 2014

The AS-Interface G12 module family has many unique features, making it the preferred solution in many instances. In this episode, Tim and Helge discuss  favorite advantages to remember:

  • --Completely tool-less installation – Installing the module on the flat cable does not require a screwdriver. This even includes the addressing jack.
  • --Metal M12 – This is a preference for many customers. All M12 connections on the module are metal. By the way, the base and the mounting bar are metal as well.
  • --DIN mount – Many customers ask for it and the metal mounting base on the G12 AS-Interface modules has it.
  • --Great fault indication – Just like the G11 modules, overland indication is per each output. It is important to know that overloading an output does not negatively impact inputs or control over the remaining outputs.
  • --Exceptional I/O selection – I/O mixes include all the common combinations like 4 input and 4 input/4 output. The G12 also comes in a less common 2 input/2 output and even as a 4-output version. Add an 8-input style, a safety module, and specialty solution with AUX powered inputs, and you have a great application solver.

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