Dr. Gunther Kegel, CEO, Pepperl+Fuchs

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


Innovations for the Future of Automation

As one of the leading companies in the automation industry, Pepperl+Fuchs is a global pioneer in its markets due to groundbreaking technologies. For conventional and future applications, the company offers a comprehensive portfolio and at the same time drives trend-setting future developments. Examples of this include application-oriented cloud connectivity solutions and the development of Ethernet in the process industry for Industry 4.0-compliant applications.

At Pepperl+Fuchs, the term Sensorik4.0® stands for innovative, communication-enabled sensors for factory automation. This development has proven useful in many aspects of automation. A prime example is the intelligent communication technology that clears the way for the link between IT and OT. Another application is the portfolio of intrinsically safe smart devices that enable the digitization of service and maintenance in process plants. Other future technologies will likewise be used in almost all branches of automation.

Your Identification Specialist for More Than 30 Years

With over 30 years of experience our 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.

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

Powerful Product Range for Many Applications

As specialists in industrial sensor and mobile technology Pepperl+Fuchs has a wide portfolio of identification technology for factory automation and hazardous areas. We offer 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.

In the field of RFID, we provide readers of various designs supporting LF, HF and UHF for all common field busses to be able to offer the best technology with its specific characteristics for the specific identification task, even under rough conditions and difficult environments (e.g. metal). As your partner, we offer you technology-independent application consulting and to integrate the systems quickly and easily together with you.


A Comparison of LPWAN Technologies

RFID & Wireless IoT Global spoke to LPWAN expert Wolfgang Weber, former Global Industry Manager at Pepperl+Fuchs, about the individual LPWAN technologies and the status of LPWAN network expansion.

LoRaWAN Transmits over Long Distances

LoRaWAN transmits over long distances and is a sensor technology with minimal energy and low cost.

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