Pepperl+Fuchs launches device for precise detection of absolute position of actuators

Pepperl+Fuchs has launched a device for the precise detection of the position of actuators. 

The new PMI F90 inductive positioning system can “precisely detect the absolute position of one actuator as well as the distance between two”, says Pepperl+Fuchs.

The company says the system has “comprehensive communication functionality and is equipped for Industry 4.0 applications”, through IO-Link technology.  Continue reading Pepperl+Fuchs launches device for precise detection of absolute position of actuators

Pepperl+Fuchs launches new Ethernet IO modules

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EtherNet IO modules offer IO-Link sensor/actuator connections, function across multiple protocols, and are supplied with 16 A via the M12 power plug

Pepperl+Fuchs has launches new Ethernet IO modules with multiprotocol functionality and M12 power plugs which are now also with integrated eight-way IO-link master.

The new Ethernet IO modules support all common Ethernet protocols, such as Profinet, EtherNet/IP, and EtherCAT, in a single device.

The integrated IO-Link master function allows comprehensive diagnosis and parameterization. 

The L-coded M12 power plug provides a current of up to 16 A and reduces installation costs.

Modules with an integrated logic function can tackle autonomous applications, completely replace control panels, or deal only with status messages. Continue reading Pepperl+Fuchs launches new Ethernet IO modules

Pepperl+Fuchs launches incremental rotary encoders with new BlueBeam technology

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The new ENI58IL with BlueBeam technology

Pepperl+Fuchs has launched blue emitter LEDs which it says ensure increased efficiency.

The new BlueBeam technology for incremental rotary encoders with optical sensing principle increases efficiency when generating signals, says the company.

Specially developed blue emitter LEDs, combined with modern and more finely structured sensing chips, allow a more energetic penetration depth of the blue light in the chip.  Continue reading Pepperl+Fuchs launches incremental rotary encoders with new BlueBeam technology

Pepperl+Fuchs launches high-end surge protection system

Pepperl M-LB-5000 surge protection

Diagnostics and modularity with an installation width of just 6.2 mm: These features are combined in the new M-LB-5000 surge protection system from Pepperl+Fuchs.

By offering these features, the single-channel modules support increased plant availability and optimize total operating costs.M-LB-5000 surge protection system: protection modules with diagnostics and traffic-light display as well as a separate control interface

The patented diagnostics of the M-LB-5000 with its intuitive and easy-to-read traffic-light display minimizes testing costs in accordance with EN 62305-3 and allows condition monitoring.  Continue reading Pepperl+Fuchs launches high-end surge protection system

Pepperl+Fuchs launches new sensor for internet of things

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Sensorik 4.0: Cloud-based sensor for the internet of things 

Sensors are valuable sources of information and can also be used outside of conventional machine and plant engineering to optimize processes and conserve resources.

The Internet of Things opens up new possibilities for networking even sensors 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.

For example, the detection of filling levels using modern sensor technology is possible in most cases with lesser or greater ease. Where containers are spread over long distances, however, greater cost is often involved with the transmission of sensor signals. Continue reading Pepperl+Fuchs launches new sensor for internet of things

Pepperl+Fuchs to construct a 110,000-square-foot facility in Houston with an expanded engineering center

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The new engineering center will design, build and certify custom equipment on site in days

Pepperl+Fuchs, a provider of process automation and applications, is building a 110,000-square-foot facility in Katy, Texas, in the West Ten Business Park near Houston.

The new facility, which will replace an existing 20,000-square-foot space, will house an expanded Solutions Engineering Center, a customer training area, warehouse space and distribution facilities.

A quickly expanding service from Pepperl+Fuchs, the Solutions Engineering Center is staffed with a team of engineers, who design, build and certify customized solutions on site for process automation in hazardous locations, such as oil refineries, pharmaceutical facilities and other manufacturing facilities.  Continue reading Pepperl+Fuchs to construct a 110,000-square-foot facility in Houston with an expanded engineering center

Hannover Messe: Pepperl+Fuchs showcases its thin client for smart industry

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The Pepperl+Fuchs thin client for smart industry

Pepperl+Fuchs is showcasing its new thin client solution at Hannover Messe. 

The company is demonstrating its VisuNet RM GXP with new RM Shell 4.1.VisuNet GXP with RM Shell 4.1. The smart solution for applications will be available to view in Zone 1 and 21.

The goal is to offer users solutions that meet all the challenges of Industry 4.0, says Pepperl+Fuchs.  Continue reading Hannover Messe: Pepperl+Fuchs showcases its thin client for smart industry