Innovative system solutions for process automation

6th January 2020
Posted By : Anna Flockett
Innovative system solutions for process automation

Finding solutions to complex problems requires considerable expertise, particularly where hazardous areas are concerned. Whether using sensor technology from industrial applications or highly flexible enclosures for explosion protection—only those with the requisite knowledge of the relevant subject area can offer a customer solution. Pepperl+Fuchs's experience in factory automation and process automation enable the company to adapt to customer requirements and bring the right products on the market. 

Using sensors from factory automation in hazardous areas
The rising level of automation in the process industry is increasing demand for solutions that use sensor technology—and hazardous areas are no exception. Pepperl+Fuchs is now offering its customers more and more customised solutions for Zones 1 and 21 that feature sensor technology from factory automation and can be used in a huge range of applications. From monitoring warehouses and rooms to use in areas focusing on personal and environmental protection, huge developments are being made in the automation of explosion protection. Sensors from Pepperl+Fuchs are housed in pressure-resistant enclosures, allowing processes to be further automated even under harsh conditions. For example, the latest pilot project involves using the R2000 photoelectric scanner in Zone 1 to safely fill up tankers with chemical substances.

Highly Flexible GRP Enclosure Series for Specific Application Requirements
The GR series of GRP enclosures caters perfectly to the needs of electrical installation in process plants. The products in this series are designed to offer maximum flexibility for a wide range of applications. Many small details make it easier to plan for specific customer demands. The sophisticated mounting grid makes the additional mounting base obsolete, while also enabling terminals and switching elements to be planned and installed quickly and easily. It also means that any DIN mounting rails can be mounted using self-tapping screws. An innovative spacer system allows components to be installed at different levels within the enclosure. Different enclosure sizes and depths ensure that the enclosure series with IP66 expanded silicone seal offers unlimited flexibility. The series of enclosures can be used in environments up to -60°C in Zones 1/21 and Zones 2/22.

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