Safety New Stainless Steel Enclosure Series Tops Off Ex e Solutions

Editor: Ahlam Rais

Pepperl+Fuchs has now reinforced its position as a supplier of Ex-equipment with the introduction of the SR series. The new stainless steel enclosure series joins the GR series, made of glass fiber-reinforced plastic, in the range of the process automation specialist.

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The SR terminal box by Pepperl+Fuchs.
The SR terminal box by Pepperl+Fuchs.
(Source: Pepperl+Fuchs)

The new series tops off a portfolio of highly flexible and cost-effective control and distribution solutions in type of protection Ex e (Increased Safety). Initially, several versions of remote I/O enclosures will be available following the market launch of the SR series, which is geared towards the requirements of the oil and gas, chemical, and pharmaceutical industries. These versions will be continuously supplemented by further options, such as terminal boxes and control stations, control units, switch disconnectors and safety switches, and fieldbus solutions, so that users can benefit from a complete portfolio in the future.

The series—in durable stainless steel—comprises more than 30 enclosure sizes to meet the precise dimension requirements of every intended use. To further increase cost effectiveness, the IP66 / Nema 4X enclosures are always reduced to a basic version, states the company. Any accessories, such as gland plates, hinges, ¼ turn locks, and lid security, are only integrated by the company in accordance with the corresponding customer specification. Various international approvals permit worldwide use in a whole host of applications.

Depending on the application requirements, the enclosures, which are certified for a temperature range of -60 °C to +120 °C, can be mounted vertically or horizontally in the operating location. All SR series versions that are suitable for wall mounting can be screwed in directly using mounting brackets that rotate by 90° or rivet nuts, without further adaptation. If the series is used as a control station, the contact blocks can be fixed either to a rail or directly to the enclosure cover, concludes the firm.

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