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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.

Aug 31, 2014

Usage example -- This week, Robert talks about a specific AS-Interface application involving the safety encoder.  The video "Using a Safety Encoder on AS-Interface" goes through the configuration and setup of the system. The AS-Interface system covers the following operational situations:

  • --When all gates are closed the process will run, up to the over-speed limit
  • --If the press needs to be cleaned it is now possible to clean it under power. Here direction of rotation and creep speed is validated.
  • --By eliminating the need to stop, clean, restart, and jog repeatedly, the process is now considerably faster