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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.

Sep 29, 2013

Years ago, Pepperl+Fuchs offered a line of KF and KF2 AS-Interface modules.  These were very popular and are found in many process automation applications.  Tim and Helge discuss what users need to be aware of when they replace a KF/KF2 module with a modern KE module.  Tim even mentions a nice trick that allows users to...


Sep 22, 2013

As AS-Interface installations get older, "non- exact" module replacements get more important. This week we will cover replacing 2-input safety modules and an integrated safety e-stop. Other items discussed are the AS-Interface power supply, gateway, repeater, and the latching safety door switch. You can also use the...


Sep 15, 2013

What can an AS-Interface user do when an old 4-input / 4-output module is no longer available?  Similarly, what can be done when an old 2-input / 2-output AS-Interface module fails? As it turns out, when it comes to replacing really old modules, a full address 4-input / 4-output module is most likely the easiest way to...


Sep 8, 2013

Automatic single node replace -- Replacing a single failed AS-Interface module is simple. Remove the failed module and replace it with an identical replacement module. In addition to using an identical replacement module, the AS-Interface gateway must be in protected mode, i.e., there cannot be a configuration error. ...


Sep 1, 2013

AS-Interface configuration errors -- What is a "configuration" and what does "configuration error" mean?  AS-Interface configuration errors occur if a module is added to or removed from a running system.  LEDs and text on LC Displays provide user feedback and help correct configuration errors.