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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.

Jan 26, 2014

Powering the AS-Interface network -- AS-Interface is unique and particularly easy to work with.  For instance, power and communication are transmitted over a simple two-conductor cable.  Since cost and reliability are always a concern, AS-Interface was designed as a floating solution running at a slightly elevated...


Jan 19, 2014

AS-Interface network cable – Fortunately, AS-Interface network construction is easy, and users have to consider only a few very basic rules.  While it is, of course, best to follow these rules precisely, there are ways to "cheat" on AS-Interface networks... as long as one knows how to do that properly.

  • --Always use...


Jan 12, 2014

AS-Interface Gateway/ Scanner -- This week, we start a series of conversations concerning what it takes to set up an AS-Interface system. In this episode, Tim focuses on the gateways and scanner cards.

  • --Scanner cards bring AS-interface I/O directly into the PLC backplane
  • --Most PLCs support one of the dominant...


Jan 5, 2014

All of a sudden, the AS-Interface safety system behaves strangely. One morning the AS-Interface system cannot be started unless one or a few e-stops are first activated and then released again?  In another case you realize that, after releasing an e-stop, you need to push a reset button twice. Not what you had in mind. ...