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Pepperl+Fuchs Tech Blog

Welcome to our blog. Here you will find current articles on the topics of industrial automation and sensor technology.

Intrinsic Safety Type of Protection: A Fundamental Overview

Learn more about intrinsic safety (Ex i) type of protection, it's main purpose, application and advantages. We take a look at the classification system, the different levels of protection, and three important terms used to describe intrinsic safety.

By |July 11, 2024|Safety, Explosion Protection, Knowledge Base|

Multipixel Technology vs. Pulse Ranging Technology—a Comparison of Two Photoelectric Measuring Principles

Have you ever wondered what is the difference between Multipixel Technology (MPT) and Pulse Ranging Technology (PRT)? Find out how photoelectric sensors with MPT and PRT work and for which applications the respective technologies are suitable.

By |June 26, 2024|Technologies, Knowledge Base|

How to Improve Communication in Hazardous Areas: Industrial Wireless Access Points in Ex-Certified Enclosure Solutions

Wireless communication promises great potential for optimizing operations in process plants. Industrial wireless access point solutions fully certified according to ATEX/IECEx standards enable reliable and safe wireless communication in potentially explosive atmospheres.

By |June 19, 2024|Explosion Protection|

Three Functions in a Single Sensor: Overview of Radar Sensor Measuring Modes

Advanced FMCW (frequency-modulated continuous-wave) radar sensors from Pepperl+Fuchs are able to very precisely determine the distance, direction of movement, and speed of objects in the sensing range. Learn more about the three different measuring modes.

By |May 27, 2024|Industrial Sensors, Applications|

Four TCP-based Communication Protocols That Are Key to IIoT—Part 4: REST API

IIoT-capable devices are needed to implement smart networking structures. There are various IIoT protocols available. Learn in this blog article what is REST API or a RESTful interface, its interoperability, security, implementation, and usage.

By |April 30, 2024|Industry 4.0|

Reliable Level Measurement—Why Two Different Technologies Are Crucial

Level measurement technology is the basis for reliable process control in the chemical, petrochemical, environmental, and other related industries. We explain why it is advisable to use a different principle of measurement for the probe and technology for continuous level measurement and level limit detection in critical tank level applications.

By |March 25, 2024|Applications, Explosion Protection|

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