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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.

Jun 22, 2014

AS-Interface Digital I/O module -- Today Tim and Helge finish discussing the data sheet of the VBA-4E4A-G11-ZAJ/EA2L-F AS-Interface module.  Temperature and environmental data should not be overlooked.

  • --Make sure a module does not overheat.  This is particularly important for modules that are mounted in junction boxes.  Does the box offer sufficient air circulation?
  • --Shock and vibration data specifies the severity, frequency, and amplitude of shock and vibration.
  • --IP rating is an important parameter describing the environment (dust and water) a module can be subjected to.
  • --Look at the electrical diagram for a quick overview of how to wire the module and which pins provide what kind of operation.