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22.01.2019

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The Next-Generation Purge and Pressurization System

Pepperl+Fuchs has introduced an advanced Bebco EPS purge and pressurization system, designed for Class I or II/Div. 2 and Zone 2/22 locations. This innovative and compact manual or automatic system delivers all the features needed for reliable hazardous location protection within...

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26.03.2018

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Thin Clients for the Process Industry From the Control-Room into the Ex-Zone

End-to-end thin client solutions for the process industry — PC-based visualization of complex plants has been used in the process industry for years. The hardware components used for this often originate from an IT environment and were primarily developed for use in office scenar...

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23.11.2017

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Universal Isolated Barriers Assign Signal Type in One Click

Additional signal circuits are required when it comes to expanding capacity in processing facilities with hazardous areas of food and beverage industries, like distilleries. These signal circuits depend on measured variables from the explosion-hazardous area being transferred to ...

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15.12.2016

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Discover One-Stop Turnkey Solutions for Process Automation and Explosion Protection

Since many decades, automation, process technology and explosion protection form a very close interrelation. All three fields experienced tremendous technological progress and by now have reached a level of complexity which could only be handled by high-qualified experts.

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18.09.2016

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Simple and Safe Wireless Hart Communication? Yes, we Can!

Wireless provision of status, process, and diagnostics data for Ex d field devices — Is it possible to communicate data regarding measurements, diagnostics, and parametrization from flameproof 4…20 mA and Hart field devices in a completely wireless process? Yes it is!

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07.09.2015

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Pepperl+Fuchs to Strengthen its Position in the Wireless Hart Market

Pepperl+Fuchs has acquired MACTek Corporation, a leading provider of Hart protocol devices. The move is part of Pepperl+Fuchs’ strategy to further extend its integrated solutions offerings and strengthen its position in the Wireless Hart market.

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28.07.2015

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How a Fieldbus Infrastructure Ensures Effective Process Management

Nobody doubts that digitalization is the key to comprehensive process control. That is why Fieldbus H1 and Profibus PA are at the core of any new system. They not only enable digitalizing process control from the PCS all the way down to each individual device. They also pave the ...

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19.02.2015

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Intrinsically Safe Interfaces, Specially Tailored for Network–I/O Modules

Pepperl+Fuchs continues its long-standing partnership with Yokogawa: The automation specialists have developed a completely new integrated ISBP system with clear benefits in the field of I/O modules for intrinsically safe applications. Especially with Yokogawa I/O systems, the ne...

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22.10.2014

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Upgrading Process Plants with Remote I/O

When an existing process plant calls for a major upgrade, it makes sense to introduce new technologies while keeping established infrastructure components. Remote I/O represents an intelligent technology to fully integrate existing field instrumentation into any modern PCS.

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01.09.2014

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How Automation Saved the Day for an Indian Refinery

After 20 years, the Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals plant, set up 1993, was ripe for an upgrade. Phase III of the site developed was designed around process enhancements and cost efficiency measures that should help the aging plant to kick into the next gear. The technolgy ...

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26.06.2014

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Effective Protection against Faults by Using Signal Conditioners

The operation of high-quality field devices and process control systems can only be as effective as the signal they receive. However, the signal lines are exposed to numerous sources of interference. Galvanic isolation of the signal circuit between the field and process control s...

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20.01.2014

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FieldConnex Temperature Multi-Input For Efficient Integration in Profibus PA

In addition to the proven connection to Foundation fieldbus H1, the FieldConnex temperature multi-input from Pepperl+Fuchs is now available for use with Profibus PA.

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07.01.2014

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Best Practices for Fieldbus Protection

There is always a risk of faults and failures when installation technology is used for process automation, and even reliable and robust communication via fieldbus can be affected. To implement protective measures for fieldbus communication that are both effective and efficient, i...

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08.03.2013

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What is there for the world of process automation to see in Hannover?

The HANNOVER MESSE covers a lot of ground, and a wealth of technologies will be on display again this year. In the automation sector, the spectrum ranges from wind turbines to small sensors. As was the case in previous years, a large contingent of exhibitors will be putting their...

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28.03.2012

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Compact Remote I/O Module for any Eventuality

Pepperl+Fuchs presents a new compact four channel Remote I/O Module that helps to reduce the cabinet space by up to 32 percent.

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22.03.2012

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Pepperl+Fuchs CEO Gives Optimistic Outlook for 2012, Despite Debt Crisis

For Pepperl+Fuchs, the crisis seams averted: The company looks optimistically into the future, expecting a solid growth in 2012 as CEO Dr. Gunther Kegel explains. If these good numbers nevertheless result in a long term development depends on the development of the current sovere...

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22.03.2012

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Room for More –Compact I/O–Module

Size does matter – but while 'big is beautiful' sometimes small is better - especially when cramped conditions or safety constrictions put a distinctive price tag on installation space. Pepperl+Fuchs presents a new I/O Module that helps to reduce the cabinet space by up to 32 per...

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30.11.2011

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On the Road to Success: Dart Technology — Presence and Future

Dynamic Arc Recognition and Termination (Dart) has triggered a new era for Ex Zone 1 applications. The first real-life applications demonstrate how this technology eliminates the drawbacks formerly associated with fieldbus-based process control and intrinsic safety for explosion-...

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05.08.2011

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SIL – Unit of Measurement for Risk Reduction

The question “What is hidden behind the term SIL?” has been the subject of many publications. At first glance it's easy to answer but the answer depends a lot on the point of view and focus.

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22.07.2011

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High Density Remote I/O System

LB/FB Remote I/O Systems from Pepperl+Fuchs are used to connect NAMUR switching signals and solenoid valve outputs as well as temperature inputs, wire transmitters, proportional valves and positioners.

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05.07.2011

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There Are Many Good Reasons to Get Going and Apply Fieldbus in Your Process Plant

Most fieldbus novices feel edgy about their decision and understandably so. Getting a new technology to work right the first time is a task associated with perceived risk. Taking this risk out of the equation and getting the plant on the way requires change. A few concepts have p...

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30.05.2011

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Hygienic Sensors for the Food Industry

All machines that process food have areas that pose different levels of contamination risk: the product-contact area, the splash area and the product-free area. A new series of hygienic sensors by Pepperl+Fuchs tries to meet the requirements for cleanliness and hygiene of the foo...

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04.05.2011

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New Approach to Power Supply Increases Fieldbus Network Design Flexibility in Hazardous Areas

The new FieldConnex DART Fieldbus system from Pepperl+Fuchs lets users take full advantage of the benefits of fieldbus technology where intrinsic safety is required for Zone 1 hazardous areas. This is achieved through a significant increase in intrinsically safe power. Reduced ca...

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14.01.2011

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New Hart Loop Converter Increases the Performance of 4…20 mA Field Devices

A new Hart Loop Converter converts up to three digital Hart variables that could include the 4…20mA transmitter current signal and makes them available to the host control system. These three variables enable not only the actual measured result but also process-related parameters...

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04.10.2010

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Intrinsic Safety – Pepperl+Fuchs Unveils Initial DART Applications

DART (Dynamic Arc Recognition and Termination) was without doubt the most widely used acronym at last year’s industry events. That is hardly surprising, as the technology has the potential to become the next revolution in process automation.

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28.05.2010

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Introduction of Products for the New Wireless Standard

In the late fall of 2009, Namur and the Hart Communication Foundation (HCF) began a field test of WirelessHart technology at BASF in Ludwigshafen/Germany, which was actively supported by Pepperl+Fuchs. This test clearly demonstrated that WirelessHart has great potential, and is r...

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10.01.2007

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Strategy for Merging EDDL and FDT

Without doubt, central access to automation device data and functions is a great help to users. There are two technologies which offer this functionality: Field Device Tool (FDT) and Electronic Device Description Language (EDDL). Each of these technologies has advantages and disa...

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