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Pepperl + Fuchs is the first company to offer IO-Link Master with OPC UA interface, thus paving the way for end-to-end, transparent and seamless communication from the lowest field level to the cloud.

The automation specialist has taken over the business of Comtrol Corporation. Comtrol is a pioneer in Ethernet-based industrial communications and a leading provider of IO-Link masters. As a result, Peppel + Fuchs strengthens its position as a system provider in the field of IO-Link.

OPC UA is an Ethernet-based communications protocol that provides a simple and flexible way to communicate from machine to machine or from the machine to the cloud. Above all, OPC UA is characterized by its independence, which gives customers maximum flexibility in the design of their IoT systems and is completely free on which platform they are based.

By combining OPC UA and IO-Link, Pepperl + Fuchs creates completely new possibilities for seamless communication. If IO-Link creates the interface to identification, diagnostic and parameter data of the sensor technology, OPC UA represents the optimal solution for transferring this data in full to PC-based or cloud-based systems in parallel with the time-critical control communication. Only then can the visions of industry 4.0 be made possible by collecting detailed data from the lowest field level and evaluating it in a goal-oriented manner.


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Further contributions from Pepperl + Fuchs

  • The Pepperl + Fuchs brand Ecom wins the Hazardex Award 2020 in the category PPTex Innovation (Personal Protection Technologies for potentially explosive areas). The award particularly applies to explosion-proof end devices and comprehensive solutions that Ecom has developed especially for use in harsh environments. Employees receive maximum security and ease of use through the use of these devices.
  • Functional safety is an important topic in industrial automation, to which the SIL Roadshow has been dedicated for years. A consortium of experts from the companies Ramsys, Pepperl + Fuchs, Samson, Hima, Endress + Hauser and TÜV SÜD Industrie Service GmbH has set up a new format with the Functional Safety Workout 2020.
  • Hannover Messe Hall 17, Stand D34 At the initiative of Trumpf, around 2020 industrial companies, including Pepperl + Fuchs, will be presenting the new "Omlox" location technology standard at the Hannover Messe 60. Using the new standard, various localization technologies can be linked together. Examples are ultra-wideband (UWB), RFID, 5G or GPS. The companies are responding to the increasing use of location solutions in industrial production.
  • Logimat Hall 3, Booth B08 With the level sensor concept “Wilsen.sonic.level” from Pepperl + Fuchs, the level of liquids and bulk goods in containers, tanks or silos can be monitored remotely with the help of the Internet. The IoT sensor has an integrated ultrasonic measurement for measuring fill levels, fill and level. These measured values ​​are recorded at regular intervals and sent to the Internet together with the current geoposition. The autonomously working radio sensor is operated by battery and thus enables measurements in mobile containers.
  • Logimat Hall 3, Booth B08 User report Pepperl + Fuchs has developed a customer-specific 2D lidar sensor for a more flexible transport shuttle based on the specially developed Pulse Range Technology in close partnership with Montratec. This allows a distinction to be made between permanently installed track sections such as tunnels or curves. This was not possible before and not easy either, as this user report shows:
  • SPS Hall 7A, Stand 330 Pepperl + Fuchs is the first company to offer IO-Link Masters with an OPC UA interface, thus enabling the path to seamless, transparent and seamless communication from the lowest field level to the cloud.
  • SPS Hall 7A, Booth 330 The Pepperl + Fuchs brand Ecom presents the new generation of its intrinsically safe 4G / LTE Android smartphone series Smart-Ex. With a large 12,7 cm (5 ") display and powerful features, good ergonomics and an optimized accessory concept, the completely newly developed Smart-Ex 02 is the most advanced explosion-proof smartphone for Zone 1/21 and Div. 1.
  • FMB Hall 20, Stand B22 Pepperl + Fuchs is focusing on the expansion of the IO-Link portfolio: For applications with restricted installation conditions, the IO-Link Master of the ICE1 series will also be available in a housing that is only 30 mm narrow. Advantages such as multi-protocol, M12 power connector and web server functionality are still available to the user.
  • The new Digital Products and Services product line expands the portfolio and complements the mobile worker concept at the Pepperl + Fuchs brand Ecom. The digital products and services combine staging, mobile device management and device analytics.
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