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safePXV/safePGV Positioning Systems Wins Automation Award 2018


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safePXV and safePGV Positioning System Wins Automation Award 2018
Discover the safePXV and safePGV SIL 3/PL e absolute positioning systems.

With 43.0 % of the votes, Pepperl+Fuchs’ safePXV/safePGV positioning systems wins first place in the "Standard Components & Sensor Technology" category at this year's Automation Award. A jury consisting of committee members from SPS IPC Drives, VDMA, ZVEI, and the elektro Automation editorial office nominated five products, from which visitors of SPS IPC Drives 2018 in Nuremberg could select their favorite.

safePXV and safePGV—A True Innovation

For the first time, safePXV and safePGV positioning systems make it possible to achieve SIL 3/PL e compliant safety applications with with a single sensor. With multiple redundandancy, a large reading window, and an increased depth of focus, these positioning systems are durable and flexible. But it is not just innovative technology that makes safePxV stand out—another key advantage is its ease of use. Even system assembly is quick and straightforward. Additional configuration is easy with a PROFINET-GSDML file via the safety PLC. safePXV and safePGV positioning systems ensure reliable positioning even if multiple codes are dirty or damaged. Tight curves, steep slopes, and gaps in the code tape of up to 75 mm are not an obstacle—on travel distances of up to 100,000 m.

safePXV and safePGV Highlights

  • SIL 3/PL e compliant safe absolute positioning with a single sensor
  • Multiple-redundant technology combines safe firmware, 2-D read head, and two-color Data Matrix code tape
  • Direct and safe data transfer to safety PLC via PROFINET PROFIsafe protocol—without any additional function block needed 
  • Compliance with machinery directives to protect personnel and equipment is easier than ever

Safety Revolutionized

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