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Pepperl+Fuchs Gmbh

Division Process Automation
Lilienthalstrasse 200
Mannheim
68307
Germany

Telephone : +49 (621) 776 1415
Fax : +49 (621) 776 1320
Email : tkasten@de.pepperl-fuchs.com
Web : www.pepperl-fuchs.com


Editorial archive;

Pepperl+Fuchs acquires ecom instruments 02/11/2016
Pepperl+Fuchs has acquired ecom instruments GmbH, a manufacturer of mobile industrial devices for hazardous areas, including explosion proof cell phones, 4G smartphones and tablets.  Full Story...

New features for open fieldbus design tool 23/08/2016
The Segment Checker from Pepperl+Fuchs is said to be the first open fieldbus design tool which is able to help simplify the design of a fieldbus infrastructure, helping to support and accelerate development, display, archiving and printing of FOUNDATIONTM Fieldbus H1 and PROFIBUS PA fieldbus structures.  Full Story...

Smallest fieldbus power supply solution 08/08/2016
The latest generation of the Power Hub power supplies from Pepperl+Fuchs is said to offer the most compact fieldbus power supply solution on the market.  Full Story...

Sensors and the Industrial Internet of Things 31/05/2016
The Internet of Things (IoT) opens up new possibilities for networking sensors even when they may be spread over long distances. Sensor signals can be provided at exactly the right time in the place where the information contained in the signals can be used profitably. Full Story...

Thin client HMI solution to meet Industry 4.0 challenges 17/05/2016
The smart thin client solution, VisuNet RM GXP with new RM Shell 4.1.VisuNet GXP with RM Shell 4.1 was introduced by Pepperl+Fuchs at Hannover Fair, to demonstrate smart solutions for applications in Zone 1 and 21. Full Story...

Pepperl+Fuchs strengthens is WirelessHART offering through acquisition 15/09/2015
Pepperl+Fuchs has recently acquired MACTek Corporation, a provider of HART protocol devices, as part of a strategy to extend its integrated solutions offerings and strengthen its position in the WirelessHART market. Full Story...

Fieldbus payback from the commissioning stage 14/07/2015
Andreas Hennecke, product marketing manager Fieldbus Technology at Pepperl+Fuchs, looks at why using a fieldbus as the infrastructure to power instrumentation requires customised working processes He also looks at the benefits it can offer to both planners and plant engineers. Full Story...

Fieldbus diagnostic handheld device 05/05/2015
The new FDH-1 FieldConnex fieldbus diagnostic handheld device from Pepperl+Fuchs is designed to simplify commissioning and troubleshooting a fieldbus installation.  Full Story...

AS-Interface – speeding up installation 28/04/2015
Pepperl+Fuchs has introduced a new range of AS-Interface IP20 modules which feature a push-in front connector. Full Story...

Simple 2D-laser scanner offers long-range scanning capabilities 09/12/2014
The R2000 Detection 2D laser scanner offers a solution for demanding field monitoring applications and assistance systems, taking advantage of Pepperl+Fuchs’ Pulse Ranging Technology (PRT) Full Story...

1D and 2D code readers 12/08/2014
The OPC120 series code readers, from Pepperl+Fuchs, offer a range of stationary readers for detecting and decoding 1D and 2D codes, such as barcodes and Data Matrix codes. Full Story...

Intelligent fieldbus interface 30/06/2014
The new FieldConnex FieldBarrier adds to Pepperl+Fuch’s concept of availability. It includes 12 outputs with diagnostics and monitoring.  Full Story...

Multi-tasking positioning system 20/05/2014
The PGV positioning system from Pepperl+Fuchs is believed to be the only product that offers a combination of optical colour band tracking used for driving, Data Matrix codes used for positioning, and control codes used for navigation, making it a good solution for use on automated guided vehicles. Full Story...

Light grids with predefined measuring options 25/03/2014
The new LGM Series measuring light grid from Pepperl+Fuchs is the latest addition to the company’s range of automation lightgrids.  Full Story...

DART and the promise of high power with intrinsic safety 17/12/2013
Suzanne Gill takes a look at developments to DART technology, which first hit the headlines in 2008, with the promise of making higher powers possible in hazardous areas. The technology is now set to become an IEC standard. Full Story...

A compact and safe installation solution for cable ducts 25/06/2012
The AS-Interface has simplified automation projects through its quick connection technology via flat cables. In installation technology, it is common to connect digital IO’s via distributors or modules with several IO ports. In the case of safety solutions, superfluous parallel wiring or a parallel system environment often still predominate. However, these are rendered unnecessary with AS-i Safety. Full Story...

3D measurement with a laser light sensor 31/01/2012
Pepperl+Fuchs has introduced a new range of laser light sensors. Full Story...

Stainless steel ultrasonic sensor meets IP68/69k requirements 26/07/2011
The new UMC3000, from Pepperl + Fuchs, is said to raise the performance level for ultrasonic sensor performance in harsh environments. Full Story...

Safety rotary encoder 29/03/2011
Many companies are increasingly relying on failsafe components to fulfil the safety requirements specified in the current version of the Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC. The RVK58S safety sine/cosine rotary encoder offers such a solution as it also allows the position of the motor rotor to be detected with high levels of accuracy. Full Story...

‘World’s first’ multi-line laser light sensor 06/07/2010
With the LineRunner400 Pepperl+Fuchs presents the first opportunity to make high accuracy three dimensional measurements on objects that are either standing still or in motion. The robust measuring process is well adapted for many detection tasks in factory automation. Full Story...

Pepperl+Fuchs acquires the proximity sensor business of Siemens 04/03/2010
Pepperl+Fuchs agreed to acquire the proximity sensor business of Siemens. The transaction, expected to be completed mid-2010, would enlarge P+F's offering of inductive proximity sensors and photoelectric sensors and strengthens its position in the market for ultrasonic sensor technology for factory automation. Full Story...

Pepperl+Fuchs bolsters process division with acquisition 21/01/2010
Pepperl+Fuchs hopes to expand its process automation division in the UK with the acquisition of Walsall Ltd. The UK company specialises in the development and manufacture of electromechanical equipment for use in hazardous areas. Full Story...

A renaissance for incremental rotary encoders 14/11/2009
The world’s first and only TÜV-certified safety incremental rotary encoder opens the way to new applications for machine and plant safety— up to SIL3 or PL e. Full Story...

New ways to keep track of shaft positions 14/11/2009
Encoders are beginning to shed some of their older mechanical parts, such as gears, and take on new technologies such as AMR (Anisotropic-Magneto-Resistive effect) which has been used in computer disc drives for some time. Applications in extremely harsh industrial and outdoor environments appear to be the current goal of these new products. Manufacturers stop short of saying they will last forever, but for sure, they are much more durable and can be used in more inhospitable conditions. Full Story...

High-density fieldbus power hub 04/09/2009
Low heat dissipation and a small footprint is a must for installation inside the control room cabinet. With its new version of the High-Density Power Hub, Pepperl+Fuchs has increased available power supply current from 360 mA to 500 mA for up to four fieldbus segments. This allows more freedom in the selection of field devices and their number connected to one segment. Full Story...

Ethernet Enthusiasm: Will it Saturate the Plant? 26/08/2009
Zealous Ethernet champions see the day when all instruments, actuators, and controllers are connected in one vast harmonious plant network—and, by natural extension, to the Internet. Never mind Profibus, serial communications, or 4-20 mA: they will all fade away. Full Story...

At Hannover Fair: The Latest in Proximity Sensors 23/06/2009
It was over 50 years ago that two radio engineers, Walter Pepperl and Wilfried Gehl, were commissioned by BASF to find an alternative to mechanical contact switches. The challenge was to develop a robust component that would operate reliably after many thousands of cycles at very low currents, in the corrosive atmosphere of a chemical plant. What they came up with was the first inductive proximity switch, and their company Pepperl+Fuchs has gone on to become a leader in the technology. Full Story...

DART update: Developer dialogue reveals tangible solutions 05/06/2009
At last year’s (2008) Hannover Messe, Pepperl+Fuchs introduced a new technology for intrinsic safety applications called DART (Dynamic Arc Recognition and Termination). Since that time, P+F in combination with the Physikalisch-technische Bundesanstalt (PTB) have been investigating the potential of the technology with other companies in Germany. Full Story...

IPS joins forces with Pepperl+Fuchs 19/05/2009
Pepperl+Fuchs’ intrinsically safe I/O interface product lines have been successfully integrated with Invensys Process Systems’ (IPS) I/A Series distributed control system technology, according to a recent announcement. Full Story...

A farewell to HSE? P+F launches Ethernet remote I/O 03/05/2009
The process industry looks to integrate production applications with business systems, so manufacturers are increasingly turning to industrial Ethernet. It can deliver a cost effective, flexible and future-proof network architecture. Bus technology now makes use of proven equipment by just adding an Ethernet gateway. Full Story...

Going the distance with pulse ranging technology 24/04/2009
Pepperl+Fuchs has redeveloped its pulse ranging technology (PRT) so that for the first time, it can be used in sensors of all sizes for a wide range of commercial applications. Unlike phase correlation, which is used in most laser distance measurement techniques, the time-of-flight is measured directly. Full Story...

DART—The New Dimension in Intrinsic Safety—Part 1 11/03/2009
The DART safe energy concept allows considerably higher direct power in hazardous areas, because of its safe energy limitation through rapid disconnection. In PART 1 (of three parts) we discuss the basic concepts, and detecting the spark. Full Story...

DART—The New Dimension in Intrinsic Safety—Part 2 11/03/2009
The DART safe energy concept allows considerably higher direct power in hazardous areas, because of its safe energy limitation through rapid disconnection. In PART 2 we discuss the components of DART, the safe and the normal working ranges, and the loads. Full Story...

DART—The New Dimension in Intrinsic Safety—Part 3 11/03/2009
The DART safe energy concept allows considerably higher direct power in hazardous areas, because of its safe energy limitation through rapid disconnection. In PART 3 we discuss the power concept and DART in fieldbus. Full Story...

Fifty years old: the proximity switch 29/11/2008
In 1958—exactly 50 years ago—the proximity switch was invented in a Mannheim laboratory owned by Pepperl+Fuchs. What was originally conceived as a customer-specific solution for an intrinsically safe current circuit in the chemical industry, has since become the universally recognised industry standard for non-contact switching. Full Story...

RFID brings automation, business systems together 23/10/2008
The integration of business systems with factory floor automation is a challenge with many aspects to consider. However, one bright spot is clearly visible: RFID information technology, which helps bridge the gap. Full Story...