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New Stainless Steel Enclosure Series Tops Off the Ex e Solution Portfolio from Pepperl+Fuchs


Stainless Steel Ex e Enclosure from Pepperl+Fuchs
The new SR series tops off a portfolio of highly flexible and cost-effective solutions in type of protection Ex e (Increased Safety) …

Pepperl+Fuchs has now reinforced its position as a supplier of Ex-equipment with the introduction of the SR series. The new stainless steel enclosure series joins the GR series, made of glass fiber-reinforced plastic, in the range of the process automation specialist. The new series tops off a portfolio of highly flexible and cost-effective control and distribution solutions in type of protection Ex e (Increased Safety).

Initially, several versions of remote I/O enclosures will be available following the market launch of the SR series, which is geared toward the requirements of the oil and gas, chemical, and pharmaceutical industries. These versions will be continuously supplemented by further options, such as terminal boxes and control stations, control units, switch disconnectors and safety switches, and fieldbus solutions, so that users can benefit from a complete portfolio in the future.

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SR—Cost-Effective Ex e Stainless Steel Enclosures for Various Applications

The SR series—in durable stainless steel—comprises more than 30 enclosure sizes to meet the precise dimension requirements of every intended use. To further increase cost effectiveness, the IP66 / NEMA 4X enclosures are always reduced to a basic version. Any accessories, such as gland plates, hinges, ¼ turn locks, and lid security, are only integrated by Pepperl+Fuchs in accordance with the corresponding customer specification. Various international approvals permit worldwide use in a whole host of applications.

Depending on the application requirements, the enclosures, which are certified for a temperature range of -60 °C to +120 °C, can be mounted vertically or horizontally in the operating location. All SR series versions that are suitable for wall mounting can be screwed in directly using mounting brackets that rotate by 90° or rivet nuts, without further adaptation. If the SR series is used as a control station, the contact blocks can be fixed either to a rail or directly to the enclosure cover.

GR—The Sister Series Made of Glass Fiber-Reinforced Plastic Material

In strategic and technological terms, the SR series complements the established GR series as an addition to the Pepperl+Fuchs portfolio. The GR series comprises a range of IP66 / NEMA 4X enclosures made of glass fiber-reinforced, antistatic, highly resistant polyester. The UV-stabilized material is highly durable and offers excellent corrosion resistance.

The innovative design of the GR series makes mounting considerably easier: decoupled mounting steps mean that even large and heavy enclosures can be installed by a single person. Like the SR series, the GR series offers many different dimensions and options to cover a wide range of application requirements.

Ex e Control and Distribution Solutions from a Single Source

The two Ex e enclosure series are linked by Pepperl+Fuchs' overarching service concept, which focuses on maximizing vertical integration and providing extensive support for users at all times. In addition to the regional field service, customers have access to product specialists in six globally distributed Solution Engineering Centers (SECs) who can assist with everything from the preparation of quotations to the engineering, design, and certification of customized control and distribution solutions.

Highlights of the SR Series

  • State-of-the-art enclosure series for hazardous areas and harsh environments
  • Modular Design: Over 30 enclosure sizes combined with many accessory options such as flange plates, hinges, ¼ turn locks, lid security and sunshades to offer countless configuration possibilities
  • Additional flexibility due to 90° rotatable mounting brackets and the use of up to four flange plates
  • Reliable operation due to IP66 or Type 4X protection for the extended temperature range down to -60 °C
  • Multiple solution possibilities such as terminal boxes, fiber splice boxes, local control units and control stations
  • Worldwide service and support: Professional support and advice from technical sales specialists for electrical explosion protection
  • Customized solutions for the process industry supported by our global Solution Engineering Centers (SEC)
  • International approvals for a wide range of industries and applications

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