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Pepperl+Fuchs is a worldwide manufacturer of sensors and interfaces for control and automation. Their comprehensive product offering includes: Inductive, Capacitive, Pepperl Fuchs Photoelectric Sensors and Ultrasonic proximity sensors, AS-i, Safety Light Curtains, RFID, Rotary Encoders, Pepperl Fuchs Level Measurement, Galvanic Isolation Pepperl Fuchs Barriers, Intrinsically Safe Interfaces, Hazardous area products for Factory and Process Automation applications.The entire product range is supported and offered quickly and reliably by Electroquip with on site stock held in Sittingbourne.
Pepperl+Fuchs is a leading developer and manufacturer of electronic sensors and components for the global automation market. Continuous innovation, enduring quality, and steady growth guarantees continued success, since more than 60 years. Pepperl+Fuchs employs 3,950 people worldwide and has manufacturing facilities in Germany, USA, Singapore, Hungary, Indonesia and Vietnam, most of them ISO 9001 certified
One Company- Two Divisions
The Factory Automation Division is a leading manufacturer of industrial sensors designed to address specific market needs on a global basis. We offer a full range of inductive, capacitive, photoelectric, and ultrasonic sensors as well as identification systems, barcode and camera systems, rotary encoders, position measurement systems, cordsets, and other accessories.
The Process Automation Division is the undisputed market leader in intrinsically safe explosion protection components and protection of hazardous area applications. Pepperl fuchs products enable you to combine a wide range of electronic equipment into complete, application-oriented system solutions. You can choose from many modules of our various product lines: isolated barriers, signal conditioners, fieldbus infrastructure, remote I/O, HART interfaces, level measurement, purge and pressurization, visualization and HMI, power supplies as well as alarm systems for oil separators.
Pepperl Fuchs Inductive Sensors
Inductive proximity sensors are the preferred choice for the majority of applications requiring accurate, non-contact detection of metallic objects in machinery or automation equipment. As a pioneer and market leader, Pepperl+Fuchs offers innovative, high quality inductive sensors to meet the needs of the worldwide automation and process control markets. Our experience, flexibility and customer focus continues to allow us to offer custom designed solutions for the most unique and demanding applications.
Standard Inductive Sensor Product features:
Smooth or threaded stainless housings
Polarity reversal and short-circuit protected
LED status indication
Connection styles include M8, M12 or terminal connection models
Models with PVC, PUR or silicon cable
Outputs in 2-, 3-, 4-wire DC, AC, NAMUR, and AS-Interface versions
Application Specific Inductive Sensor features:
Analog output models with 4-20 mA output signal
Integrated speed monitor with up to 100 Hz operation
Pressure resistant cylinder sensors for up to 500 bar
Sensors approved for gas and dust Ex zones
Models with stainless steel sensing face
Protective class of up to IP68/ IP69k (submersible/ high pressure water jet resistant)
Weld resistant designs with PTFE-coated surface
Reduction factor of 1, all metals sensed at same distance
Exclusive ferrous and non-ferrous detection models
Safety function sensors
Extended temperature range: -40 °C up to +250 °C
Capacitive sensors can be used to detect metal objects as well as nearly all other materials. These sensors are often used in applications including level, flow control for detection of liquids, grains and powders.
Standard Capacitive Sensor Product features:
12, 18 and 30 mm cylindrical styles of stainless steel or plastic housings
5mm thin rectangular and long range 80 mm x 80 mm x 40 mm styles
Sensor outputs of 3-wire DC and NAMUR output types
Models with hazardous area approvals
Magnetic Field Sensors
Our magnetic field sensor selection consists of the M12 housing style for traditional magnetic detection applications. Also offered is a non-contact, piston detection sensor for use with steel hydraulic cylinders. These magnetic sensors offer reliable piston magnet detection and are easily mounted, without the need for mounting slots or holes in the cylinder.
Pepperl+Fuchs offers a wide range of photoelectric sensors, fiber optic cables, & accessories. We have the photoelectric sensors you need to keep your applications running. Pepperl+Fuchs with the brand VISOLUX is an innovator of photoelectric sensing technologies. For precise, optical control of positioning, sorting, and counting processes and for custom non-standard applications, look to Pepperl+Fuchs to have the answers for every application.
Rotary encoders can be used in all applications that require monitoring rotation rate, speed, acceleration and direction. These sensors can be utilized in many applications found in mechanical engineering, the conveyor industry, material handling and the packaging industry. You are certain to find a suitable rotary encoder for your application from our broad product offering.
In automation, rotary encoders are used as sensors for angle, position, speed and acceleration. Linear motion can also be measured through the use of spindles, gear racks, measuring wheels or cable pulls.
Rotary encoders convert a mechanical input into electrical signals, which can be processed by counters, tachometers, programmable logic controllers and industrial PCs.
Pepperl+Fuchs utilizes different technologies to provide industrial positioning systems for virtually any positioning task. Our product range includes:
Inductive Positioning Systems
Distance Measurement Sensors
Position Encoding System WCS
Data Matrix Positioning System PCV
Electronic CAM-Switch Controller PAX
Inductive Positioning Systems
Various industrial positioning systems for high precision detection of linear movements and rotations are available. Our inductive positioning systems are resistant to external contamination. Need to connect your controller? Our inductive positioning systems provide configurable outputs and data interfaces.Distance Measurement Devices
Distance measurement sensors from Pepperl+Fuchs use the optical concept of Pulse Ranging Technology (PRT). With modern PRT, distances to 300 m with accuracies of 0.1 mm are easily achieved.
Position Encoding System WCS
For positioning over longer travel paths, the position encoding system WCS excels in systems with curves, switchpoints, inclines, or declines. With measurement lengths to 327 m, WCS is suitable for position detection in warehousing, material handling and automated conveyor systems, crane positioning, elevators, and much more...Data Matrix Positioning System PCV
The Data Matrix Positioning System uses Data Matrix codes, which are arranged side by side on a code reel as an information carrier. The reading head, based on modern camera technology, captures these two-dimensional codes and evaluates the exact position in X- and Y directions - up to 10,000 meters.Electronic CAM-Switch Controller PAX
PAX is a non-contact electronic CAM-Switch Controller and is used with the PMI inductive angle sensor. Easily capture machine shaft position without expensive, time-consuming mechanical cams! Configure up to 14 switch outputs and 6 analog outputs via the intuitive, integrated software.
Distance measurement is a fundamental sensing technology.
A wide variety of processes have been used to address different types of distance sensing applications. Pepperl+Fuchs now - in contrast to our competitors – offers a complete sensor family based entirely on the superior Pulse Ranging Technology (PRT). Customers will no longer have to rely on the phase correlation method or other similar chip-based processes. The advantages of such processes - moderate costs and acceptable levels of accuracy- have now been replaced by PRT.
The modern Pulse Ranging Technology (PRT) delivers better parameters at a lower cost. Long range, accuracy, insensitivity to extraneous light, and attractive pricing combine to make an irresistible package. Concentrating on a single technology means Pepperl+Fuchs is the first supplier to offer the advantage of rapid and lower-cost developments. The Pepperl+Fuchs portfolio includes the following PRT distance measurement sensors:
Distance measurement sensors and distance sensors
VDM28 Distance Sensor
The new, small VDM28 distance sensor uses Pulse Ranging Technology (PRT) to move it to the front of the market ahead of all comparable devices from a performance point of view. It is integrated into a compact housing from the standard series 28 sensor range. The universal VDM28 distance sensor can be used in a wide range of industries and applications.
VDM54 Distance Sensor
The function of this special sensor is to measure the distance between two rail-mounted vehicles, primarily on overhead conveyors (EHB). Its large horizontal and vertical sensing range tracks the movement of the vehicles and returns reliable measurement results.
VDM70 Distance Measurement Sensor
The measured values are transmitted via various integrated standard interfaces. Typical applications are simple measurement and positioning tasks.
VDM100 Distance Measurement Sensor
The VDM100 distance measurement sensors are well-suited for larger distances up to 300 m. The repeat accuracy of all the devices in the range is 0.5 mm, with a resolution of 0.1 mm. SSI and fieldbuses are used as measured value interfaces. The sensors are used to position stock feeders to within a millimeter.
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