Dr. Gunther Kegel, CEO, Pepperl+Fuchs

Your Identification Specialist

For Pepperl+Fuchs, the invention of the inductive proximity sensor in 1958 marked the starting point of countless innovations in the field of electromagnetic sensors, leading to Pepperl+Fuchs’ first industrialized RFID system in 1988.

Over the last 30 years we added ident systems based on next generation frequencies and improved their performance and connectivity. At the same time we created a large spectrum of customized ident solutions.

  • RFID, Barcode, Data Matrix Code and Vision Systems, also for hazardous areas
  • Support of all common frequency bands LF, HF and UHF by a variety of read/write heads
  • Customer-specific developments

The two basic requirements of Industry 4.0 are digitalization and connectivity. The Pepperl+Fuchs ident systems turn passive objects into digital entities and connect them into the industrial Internet of Things.

Dr. Gunther Kegel, CEO, Pepperl+Fuchs

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Your identification specialist for more than 25 years

Identification systems guarantee reliable, transparent processes and offer the user a substantial competitive advantage. Depending on the requirements, you can choose from optical code readers or RFID systems and benefit from the specific advantages of both technologies. Ecom instruments, member of the Pepperl+Fuchs group and the world market leader for mobile industrial devices for hazardous areas, extends the product range into this special area. Supported by our experts, you always receive the optimal identification solution.

The digitalization of the industry requires new concepts for the planning, implementation and operation of production and logistics. Automatic identification with optical and radio-based identification systems is an essential element to meet growing requirements in production and material flow control and to make production and the supply chain transparent. As one of the world’s leading suppliers of identification technology, we offer a comprehensive product range and the right solution for your industry and specific field of application.

Powerful product range for many applications

With many years of experience in industrial sensor technology, factory automation and mobile technology in hazardous areas, Pepperl+Fuchs is your specialist for identification systems. We offer a wide range of stationary readers and handhelds for optical identification. The readers support all common 1-D and 2-D codes. Our code readers are especially characterized by very high speeds and work extremely reliably even under difficult conditions such as high temperatures. If maximum flexibility is required in the application, the choice is RFID.

The use of radio-based technology makes it possible not only to read object information, but also to adapt it as required. In the field of RFID, we provide readers of various designs supporting LF, HF and UHF for all common field busses. Code readers and RFID systems are also available for hazardous areas. As your partner, we offer you technology-independent application consulting and to integrate the systems quickly and easily together with you.

Pepperl+Fuchs to Become an SE

More Flexibility for Global Tasks Pepperl+Fuchs GmbH has decided to undertake an incremental conversion into a European Company (Societas Europaea) by 2020 to ensure its growth strategy in the long term, and to be able to face future challenges on a global scale with flexibility and agility—in particular the challenges of Industry 4.0.

Pepperl+Fuchs acquires Comtrol Corporation

Complementing Pepperl+Fuchs’ portfolio of Sensorik4.0® Pepperl+Fuchs has acquired the business of Comtrol Corporation by February 1st, 2019. Comtrol is a US based pioneer in industrial Ethernet communication and IO-Link gateway products known for its RocketPort® product family, among others. “An enhanced Pepperl+Fuchs IO-Link product range will help our customers improve the flow of data from field devices to the control level and the cloud. Customers will be able to turn to a single, trusted partner to help develop their newest digital business processes,” says Reiner Müller, President of the Factory Automation Division at Pepperl+Fuchs.

On the Way to Industry 4.0 with 5G

5G-ACIA Task Force Gets to Work. In a world of connected plants and machines that communicate with each other, fast data connections are needed to make such scenarios possible in the first place. The coming 5G mobile communication generation is of critical importance, because present communications standards cannot fulfill the requirements of industrial applications. To define the standards of this mobile communication generation and ensure suitability for automation, the “5G Alliance for Connected Industries and Automation” (5G-ACIA) task force was founded on April 3, 2018 at the German Electrical and Electronic Manufacturer’s Association (ZVEI). Pepperl+Fuchs, a manufacturer of industrial automation technology, is also part of this initiative and is working together with 32 other members to prepare 5G for industrial use.

RFID Handhelds for Hazardous and Industrial Areas

Convenient Hose Maintenance in Hazardous and Industrial Areas. Among giant tanks and conveyor systems in chemical plants, thousands of hoses transport process media from point A to point B. Substances can include gas, oil, water, steam, and a range of chemicals. To ensure that these media are safely transported, legally defined regulations are in place for maintenance cycles of industrial and chemical hoses. RFID handhelds from Pepperl+Fuchs and ecom, paired with application-specific software developed by Neoception, make these maintenance tasks convenient and efficient.

Pepperl+Fuchs Launches New RFID Read/Write Heads With IO-Link

Identification Has Never Been Easier RFID systems are cost-efficient, versatile, and ensure reliable processes — like in intralogistics. Wherever a large number of identification points is needed, identification tasks are now easier due to the latest development: the new HF RFID read/write heads. These devices come with an IO-Link interface for easy integration via point-to-point connection — working with any IO-Link master. With these new products, Pepperl+Fuchs has taken a further step towards flexible and modern system integration.

Sascha Päschel
Sascha Päschel
Product Manager RFID
Mannheim, Germany
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