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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 26, 2015

LEDs are powerful diagnostic indicators on just about all AS-Interface devices. The simple rule is that "green" is good and “red" requires someone’s attention.  Outputs are an interesting exception where "amber" indicates that the output is ON.  The AS-Interface Maintenance and Service Guide(PDF) also lists the LED...


Apr 20, 2015

Exchanging an AS-Interface Safety Monitor is a simple process, and in this episode Tim explains how this is done using the "consortium" Safety Monitor with the dedicated transfer cable.  Tim also covers the procedure for the newer AS-Interface solutions (KE4 and K30) where the configuration is stored on a memory card.


Apr 12, 2015

The AS-Interface Maintenance and Troubleshooting Guide helps users who need to replace a safe input module.  Tim and Helge cover the topic considering the safety monitor hardware. 

Note: Also check out our video going through this step by step: How to Replace a Failed AS-Interface Safety at Work...


Apr 5, 2015

The AS-Interface Maintenance and Troubleshooting Guide discusses setting up a network using the convenient 'Store+Run' and 'Store+PRJ Mode' function. 

In this episode, Tim and Helge talk about setting up a network using these functions and also discuss a number of other, very important features including error counters...