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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.

Oct 26, 2014

In this episode, AS-Interface expert Tracy Molnar identifies three more topics she frequently discusses with customers.

  • --How large does a system have to be for AS-Interface to make sense?  That depends on a number of details like whether there will be safety or if the PLC offers a low-cost scanner card.
  • --How do you connect to the AS-Interface network?  Most modules can be directly connected to the flat cable. Using G10 passive adapters are another option.
  • -How do you replace a failed safe-input module?  The process is simple but requires an extra step.  It is also important that the safe device must be in the 'released' state.  To see how this is done take a look at our video.