Aug 31, 2014
Usage example -- This week, Robert talks about a specific AS-Interface application involving the safety encoder. The video "Using a Safety Encoder on AS-Interface" goes through the configuration and setup of the system. The AS-Interface system covers the following operational situations:
Aug 24, 2014
Hardware -- The safety speed monitor evaluates data from the safe-rated encoder. In a nutshell, the safety speed monitor evaluates the sine/cosine signals from the encoder, and determines if the speed is within limits and if the direction of rotation is what it should be.
Aug 17, 2014
AS-Interface application -- Many types of automation systems can benefit from safe-rated encoders. These rotary encoders may be used within an AS-Interface safety system. In a typical application, the safety encoder is used to safely determine the velocity of a rotation. Being able to safely know when a machine has...
Aug 10, 2014
AS-Interface Safety Monitor -- The Safety Monitor is the safety controller of an AS-Interface Safety at Work system. As a PL e rated device it is able to be used in the most demanding safety applications. The VAS-2A8L-KE4-8SE Safety Monitor introduced here can process safety date data from up to 31 safe rated...
Aug 3, 2014
AS-Interface Power Supplies (VAN-115/230AC-K27) and repeaters for AS-Interface -- Power supplies are important. Fortunately, selecting them is fairly straightforward when considering a couple of specification parameters. AS-Interface Repeaters are typically used to extend the total length of a network.