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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.

Jul 27, 2014

AS-Interface Gateways part II -- Continuing talking about the AS-Interface gateway (VBG-ENX-K20-DMD) Tim explains:

  • --The interface section describes, among other things, what kind of upper-level network the gateway supports
  • --The data sheet also specifies that modern Ethernet redundancy via Device Level Ring...


Jul 20, 2014

AS-Interface Gateways -- For this episode, Tim selected an AS-Interface EtherNet/IP gateway (VBG-ENX-K20-DMD) supporting two AS-Interface networks.

  • --The master specification (M1-M4) identifies the capabilities of the gateway.  Today it is best to accept only gateways that are built to the M4 specification
  • --Some...


Jul 13, 2014

AS-Interface Safety modules -- In this episode, Tim explains how to read a data sheet for an AS-Interface safety input module.  Specifically, he is talking about a VAA-2E1A-G10 style device with two safe inputs and one non-safe conventional electronic output.

  • --The operating voltage and why it is important
  • --The rated...


Jul 6, 2014

Analog output modules -- Tim and Helge again talk about AS-Interface data sheets. More specifically, they are focusing on the data that is specific to analog output modules, such as the G11 AS-Interface module VBA-4A-G11-I/U-F.

  • --The voltage and current range specifies what kind of output signals the modules...