Industries from automotive to pharmaceuticals share the goal of increasing workflow efficiency on factory floors and in distribution centers. Many are turning to industrial automated guided vehicles (AGVs) to better their intralogistics. With the help of sensor technology from specialists like Pepperl+Fuchs, AGV systems benefit manufacturers in the following ways:
In a typical day, a garbage truck visits over 800 homes and collects up to 14 tons of waste. These trucks usually operate up to 16 hours a day for six days a week and ultrasonic sensors are installed to enhance waste collection processes. Using high-frequency sound pulses, the sensors effectively detect fill level, distance, position, and presence while being unhindered by smoke, dust, light, and color.
Topics: Ultrasonic Sensors
A future-proof thin client should be a long-term virtualization solution that reduces costs, enhances system management, and improves productivity. That is why our BTC12 thin client is designed with technology that can be adapted to future industry demands.
Junction blocks have become a standard in factory connectivity. While traditional parallel wiring methods are still used, they continue to be inflexible, time consuming, and prone to error. Junction blocks from Pepperl+Fuchs allow multiple devices to be connected to a central point, add flexibility, save time, and reduce wiring errors.
An Italian oil company hired the Institute L‘Istituto di Vigilanza dell‘Urbe (IVU) to improve the procedures for refueling underground fuel tanks at gas stations without sacrificing worker safety. Previously, supervisors were required to accompany every refill truck driver so that someone could provide aide in case of an emergency.
Combustible Dusts are a known hazard in a number of industrial fields. Recognizing dust as a potential hazard and taking the steps to mitigate the risks present are critical to the safety of your facility. The recently updated NFPA® 652: Standard on the Fundamentals of Combustible Dust is a useful resource for addressing combustible dust hazards and conducting a dust hazard analysis (DHA) within your facility.
Topics: Purge/ Pressurization Systems
2018 is yet another award-winning year for ecom, a Pepperl+Fuchs brand and manufacturer of mobile devices for intrinsic safety. The Weltmarktführer (WMF) Index has named ecom a World Market Leader Champion this year for its global market performance in intrinsically safe cell phones and other explosion-proof devices.
The Pepperl+Fuchs Bebco EPS® 4000 series Type X purge and pressurization system, which is rated for Class I, Division 1 to non-hazardous area applications and UL, cUL, CE and EX, classified, is no longer in production. This system has been replaced by our 6000 series Type X system, an automatic purge and pressurization system that reduces the classification within an enclosure from Zone 1 and 21 to a non-hazardous area.
Its IP66-rated stainless steel casing conveniently contains the pneumatics, controller, electrical I/O, and programming interface. An easily accessible LCD screen allows easy programming and displays the pressure, flow, and system status.
The 6000 system is commonly used in applications that involve basic electronics, electrical equipment, motors, and switchgear. Bebco EPS products meet the demands of rack-mounted instrumentation, video displays, programmable controllers, computers, printers, recorders, measurement, gas analyzers, and calibration equipment.
More information on the 6000 series.
4000 Series Document Links
Topics: Purge/ Pressurization Systems
Inductive sensors are a type of proximity sensor that use an electromagnetic field to detect metal. The concept involves an oscillating electromagnetic field generated by the sensor that drive eddy currents through a metal target. This is commonly known as damping of the oscillation. When damping occurs the sensor is able to detect the change in the electromagnetic field.
Connecting a proximity sensor to a PLC can be a daunting task at first glance. For one thing, there is no universal way to connect sensors. The process varies depending on the sensor and input module used in the configuration.