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Pepperl+Fuchs Blog

We are pleased to welcome you to our blog. Here you will find useful information, applications, and guidance on the topics of automation, industrial sensors, and explosion protection.

Pepperl+Fuchs Blog

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

Ethernet-APL Simply Explained—How Parallel Communications Work

Ethernet Advanced Physical Layer, Ethernet-APL for short, is the physical layer for transmitting data into the field of process plants. Learn how parallel communication works today and what possible options there are to access data.

By |November 23, 2021|Industry 4.0, Knowledge Base|

Precise Position Detection with the PXV Absolute Positioning System

In this blog article, we take a look at what makes camera-based linear positioning with the PXV system so unique and how the combination of the 2-D camera system with the Data Matrix code tape ensures precise position detection and maximum process reliability.

By |November 09, 2021|Industrial Sensors|

SIL 3 Current Drivers for Intrinsically Safe Signals – Minimal Hardware Costs and Improved Test Intervals

Pepperl+Fuchs' innovative SIL 3 current drivers featuring Ex ia control circuits make complex workarounds implementing redundancy via two SIL 2 control circuits a thing of the past. Most importantly, the new isolated barriers can improve the test intervals of SIL 2 shutdowns. Read this blog article to find out exactly how.

By |October 29, 2021|Safety|

PS1000 Industrial Power Supplies in Redundant Architectures up to Zone 2/Div. 2

Industrial power supplies of the PS1000 series are used everywhere in automation technology where high system availability, redundancy and economic efficiency are required. The PS1000 series includes 1- and 3-phase power supplies as well as modules with built-in redundancy and redundancy modules. In this blog article, we take a closer look at the advantages and functionalities of these modules and support you in setting up your redundant power supply.

By |October 19, 2021|Uncategorized|

Setup, Installation and Commissioning of the 5500-MAN Manifold Valve System for Fully Automatic Pressurized Enclosure Systems

In this two-part video series, Chris Romano, Product Manager for Purge and Pressurization, shows you the intended use, setup, installation and commissioning of the 5500-MAN-** manifold valve system for the fully automatic pressurized enclosure systems of the 5500 and 7500 control units from Pepperl+Fuchs in a live demo. What is the 5500-MAN-** manifold valve system and how does it work with the 7500 or 5500 control unit? Also, see what is included with this manifold valve system.

How RFID with IO-Link Eases Machine Access

The use of RFID for machine access control and operation is nothing new. Depending on the application, different frequency ranges are used, either LF, HF, or UHF. Recently, there has been a trend that HF read/write heads with IO-Link are increasingly being used for precisely these applications. In this blog article we take a closer look at this topic and show you possible use cases.

By |August 30, 2021|Applications, IO-Link, RFID, Technologies|

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