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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.

Mar 30, 2014

AS-Interface 'decoupling' -- AS-Interface is unique in that it routes power and communication on just one 2-conductor cable. In this episode, you'll learn:

  • What is the purpose of decoupling?
  • How standard power supplies can be used to power an AS-Interface network
  • Why AS-Interface normally runs on 30.5 VDC
  • Where can...


Mar 23, 2014

Addressing an AS-Interface handheld -- Every AS-Interface module must have an address between 1 and 31.  Many newer modules have addresses between 1A and 31B such that the network can have up to 62 I/O modules.  Assigning these addresses is most easily accomplished using the handheld addressing tool.

  • --The difference...


Mar 16, 2014

Safe output modules for AS-Interface -- Safe output modules give AS-Interface networks with safety devices new capabilities.  In conjunction with the appropriate Safety Monitor or Safety Controller, it is now possible to:

  • --Deactivate a motor or other devices located anywhere in a plant
  • --Simultaneously...


Mar 9, 2014

Safety rated dead-man switches and safety encoders -- AS-Interface is frequently used on robotic machines.  The safety enabling switch gives personnel the option to safely bypass door switches for the purpose of setup and diagnostics.  Similarly, safety encoders offer a totally new class of applications. 

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Mar 2, 2014

Safety modules, ... continued. -- AS-Interface Safety at Work is the most flexible safety solution in part because it inherits all the advantages of AS-Interface.  The selection of safety-rated modules and safety devices with integrated AS-Interface electronics are easily as important.  This episode discusses: