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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.

Aug 30, 2015

AS-Interface is used to simplify sensor wiring by replacing many discrete (parallel) sensor cables with a single AS-Interface network cable. AS-Interface is easy! Just don't do the following:

  • --Don't connect regular PNP or NPN sensors to the AS-Interface cable
  • --Don't connect a device with AS-Interface functionality to...


Aug 16, 2015

Did you know that AS-Interface segments should be no longer than 100 m?  In some cases it is possible to extend that length to 200 m using a terminator.  In very rare cases an AS-Interface tuner can be used to set up even longer AS-Interface segments ... at a price.

  • --As always, sticking to the rules is best.  Keeping...


Aug 2, 2015

When installing AS-Interface, pay attention to how the AS-Interface cable and a 24 VDC AUX cable are routed together.

  • --DON'T strap an AUX power cable to an AS-Interface yellow cable
  • --DO separate the AS-Interface cable at least 20 cm (8") from a noisy AUX cable
  • --DON'T strap the black AUX to the yellow AS-Interface...