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Sinking and Sourcing with Smart Transmitter Power Supply for Analog Input Applications

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.

By |January 26, 2021|Categories: Applications, Explosion Protection|

Easy Configuration and Device Management with Pepperl+Fuchs Software PortVision® DX

PortVision® DX is a Pepperl+Fuchs management software included with all DeviceMaster® serial gateways, ICE2 and ICE 3 series IO-Link Masters, and managed RocketLinx® Ethernet switches.

By |December 17, 2020|Categories: Applications, Explosion Protection|

The Benefits of Modules with Line Fault Transparency

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.

By |November 26, 2019|Categories: Explosion Protection|

5 Ways to Use K-System Interface Technology in Wastewater Treatment Plants

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 …

By |August 07, 2019|Categories: Applications, Explosion Protection|

What Are the Differences between the K-System and the H-System from Pepperl+Fuchs?

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.

By |March 27, 2019|Categories: Explosion Protection, Knowledge Base|

What Are Industrial Thin Clients? Part 2/2—The Benefits

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.

By |February 28, 2019|Categories: Explosion Protection, Knowledge Base|

What Are Industrial Thin Clients? Part 1/2—How It Works

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.

By |February 12, 2019|Categories: Explosion Protection, Knowledge Base|

When Should I Use Which Surge Protector? Four Solutions at a Glance

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.

By |April 13, 2017|Categories: Explosion Protection|

What Is a Fieldbus Terminator and What Is Its Function?

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.

By |May 10, 2016|Categories: Explosion Protection|

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