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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.

Apr 27, 2014

Initial diagnostics and final review -- Modern AS-Interface gateways offer detailed diagnostics that allow installers to evaluate the quality of the installation. Good AS-Interface networks have less than 1% retry errors. In this episode, you'll learn:

  • As part of the final review, the mechanical quality of the...


Apr 20, 2014

Starting up an AS-Interface system -- Now that we have talked extensively about the components used in setting up an AS-Interface network it is time to start it up. In this episode, you'll learn:

  • Why the handheld addressing tool makes it easy to work with AS-Interface
  • What does "Project Mode," sometimes indicated by a...


Apr 13, 2014

Adding safety to AS-Interface -- Networking safety is useful mainly because it makes powerful solutions simple, supports detailed diagnostics, and offers powerful features like muting and zoning.  As a result, new solutions for AS-Interface, previously too complex, can now be addressed without too much trouble. In this...


Apr 6, 2014

AS-Interface Power24 -- AS-Interface is based on an operating voltage of 30.5 VDC. The Power24 specification allows, in some cases, operating the AS-Interface network at 24 VDC. In this episode, you'll learn:

  • What makes a module Power24 compliant?
  • How Power24 may reduce the overall system cost for small installation