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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.

Oct 26, 2014

In this episode, AS-Interface expert Tracy Molnar identifies three more topics she frequently discusses with customers.

  • --How large does a system have to be for AS-Interface to make sense?  That depends on a number of details like whether there will be safety or if the PLC offers a low-cost scanner card.
  • --How do you...


Oct 19, 2014

In this episode, AS-Interface expert Tracy Molnar talks about typical customer topics she is dealing with frequently when discussing AS-Interface modules. Her three most common topics are:

  • --VAA and VBA modules and what kind of an address do I need? full address or half address?
  • --Disabling inputs on the AS-Interface...


Oct 12, 2014

Common Questions about AS-Interface Part II -- Zach continues to talk about three most common AS-Interface topics he discusses with customers:

  • Cabling options including color (black/yellow), chemical resistance, lengths, and higher diameter options
  • AS-Interface intelligent sensors vs. standard sensors with AS-Interface...


Oct 5, 2014

Common Questions about AS-Interface Part I - Today, AS-Interface expert Zach Steck talks about the most common AS-Interface questions he is dealing with as an application engineer. Here are the top three topics Zach commonly discusses with customers:

  • Network length and how to extend a network
  • How to replace an (older...