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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.

Jul 27, 2014

AS-Interface Gateways part II -- Continuing talking about the AS-Interface gateway (VBG-ENX-K20-DMD) Tim explains:

  • --The interface section describes, among other things, what kind of upper-level network the gateway supports
  • --The data sheet also specifies that modern Ethernet redundancy via Device Level Ring (DLR) topology is supported
  • --The interface section also identifies diagnostics interface options and the availability of a chip card
  • --It is a good idea to watch the ambient temperature rating; just don't install the gateway in a closed-off box