When selecting an intrinsic safety barrier for an analog input application, one of the biggest issues customers face is differentiating between sinking and sourcing. These terms are used to refer to where the power of the current signal is coming from. Not sure what they mean? Keep reading.
Highly automated systems in sensitive areas of the process industry must ensure that pumps, valves, and active cooling systems are switched on safely at all times. In this blog post, we explain the advantages plant operators have with using line fault transparency (LFT) modules from Pepperl+Fuchs.
The K-System portfolio from Pepperl+Fuchs can be used to streamline processes at wastewater treatment plants. K-System interface technology comes in every signal variation, ranging from simple isolators to highly functional modules. Here are five ways the K-System portfolio can be used in wastewater treatment plants …
Pepperl+Fuchs offers two extensive product families for safely transmitting signals between the field and control levels: the K-System and the H-System. The following article explains the differences between and benefits of these two systems, and explains for whom each system is most suitable.
Over the past decade, thin clients have become more and more popular in process automation and industrial applications. The trend toward virtualization makes thin clients an especially cost-effective solution as they allow users to access applications and information stored on centralized systems such as servers. Learn more about the benefits of thin clients in this blog post.
Explosive atmospheres, harsh environments, extreme temperatures—the process industry places unique demands on the people and technology working in the sector. This also applies to thin clients, as they are known in office applications. Unlike traditional PCs, thin clients run applications on remote servers rather than on the local hardware, and only transmit image information and user inputs over the network.
Whether you control a process with a computer, process control system, PLC, or a field device, a surge protector can eliminate or reduce the risk of damage to sensitive electronics caused by transient overvoltage. In this article, we outline four surge protection solutions.
The fieldbus terminator, also referred to as a terminator, is a component in a fieldbus system. This terminator takes the shape of a series connection featuring a 1 µF capacitor and a 100 Ω resistor. The main task of the fieldbus terminator is to transform the data signal transmitted as a current change into a voltage change that can be detected by all nodes.