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Connectivity by Pepperl+Fuchs
Pepperl+Fuchs provides a broad connectivity portfolio that secures functional safety and machine availability over the long haul …

However varied automation applications may be, requirements placed on connection technology are just as complex. For over 15 years, Pepperl+Fuchs has been producing connection technology in all conceivable variations for the specific requirements of different fields.

Whether in mechanical engineering, welding, material handling, mobile applications, or in process industry – in addition to our world-renowned sensors, we provide a broad connectivity portfolio that secures functional safety and machine availability over the long haul.

Sensor Boxes

M8 and M12 sensor boxes are sturdy and have a special emphasis on reduced mounting efforts. They feature a robust, completely cast IP68 housing, are fully tested, and are absolutely reliable in the field. The trunk cable is cast on and the connectors are positioned to ease cable connection remarkably: M12 sensor box versions come with a wide spacing between the connectors, while connectors on the M8 versions are offset.

T and Y splitters

T and Y splitters present an ideal solution when it comes to efficiently combining multiple signals and switching them collectively to a single M12 or M8 slot. Additionally, they offer a cost efficient solution to loop-through bus signals with minimal cabling effort. T and Y splitters have robust, completely cast IP68 housings with back-mounted connectors or cast on cables in different lengths.

Field-attachable connectors

The broad range of field-attachable connectors offers solutions for many types of applications. Field-attachable connectors are ideally suited for maintenance tasks or system extension in the field. Connectors are available in plastic or metal version, shielded or unshielded versions, and with various different connector types (M8, M12, 1/2 NPT, 7/8, Screw, Quickon).

Sensor-actuator receptacles

Sensor-actuator receptacles enable signal routing directly from the switch cabinet into the field. They are especially interesting for maintenance technicians looking for connecting and disconnecting flexibility. All devices conform to degree of protection IP67/68 and come with diverse connection types. They are available with PG or metric threads, and some versions can also be positioned.

Fieldbus cables

Fieldbus cables provide a reliable and durable connection for different components of an automation system. The portfolio consists of IP67 molded cables for PROFIBUS, PROFINET, and CAN/DeviceNet.

Valve connectors

As a system supplier, Pepperl+Fuchs offers ready-to-install components with robust designs. Our valve connectors come in completely overmoulded IP68 housings and feature molded-on gaskets that cannot get lost. Various housings are designed in accordance with DIN norm and industrial standards while different wiring concepts allow for safe EMC suppression.

Mounting accessories for connectors

Speed and precision are crucial for installation and maintenance tasks. Our mounting accessories allow the safe mounting of connectors via knurled screws with exactly the right torque. A plug-in bit for M8 and M12 screw threads is available separately.