Feb 22, 2015
During last week's episode, Tim talked about the basic
AS-Interface safety monitor. There is a second
hardware version that can operate a small AS-Interface
network without the need for a dedicated AS-Interface
power supply. Today, Tim covers the important points of the
VAS/M-2A8L-KE4-8SE-C1 safety monitor.
Feb 15, 2015
In this episode, Tim and Helge discuss the scenario where engineers are looking for small, flexible, and low-cost safety solutions where AS-Interface Safety at Work may not make sense for their application.
The AS-Interface safety controller VAS-2A8L-KE4-8SE is a low-cost, high flexibility device. The safety controller...
Feb 8, 2015
Most modern installations use
gateways that are Ethernet based. More
specifically this means PROFINET and EtherNet/IP. These
gateways are also available with an integrated safety
controller. Tim and Helge discuss why this integration of the
gateway with safety functionality is advantageous.
As far as...
Feb 1, 2015
Every AS-Interface system needs three basic components: gateways, power supplies, and modules. Add some infrastructure like cable, and you have what it takes. When it comes to AS-Interface modules, 4-input modules and 4-input / 4-output modules are used the most.
Some users even go a step further and design everything...