Automation is our world. However varied automation applications may be, requirements placed on connection technology are just as complex. With the connectivity product portfolio, Pepperl+Fuchs offers a fully integrated solution where sensors and connection technology form a perfect match.
This portfolio ranges from sensor cables to field connectors, junction blocks, sensor-actuator splitters, sensor-actuator receptacles, and data connectors. Whether you are at home in mechanical engineering, welding, material handling, mobile applications, or in process industry – by providing you with sensors and the corresponding connection components from a single source, we boost your productivity and increase the availability of your machines and plants.
At the center of our sensor connection portfolio is the internationally established M8 and M12 connection technology, optimized by Pepperl+Fuchs. Different cable sheathings (e.g. PVC, PUR, PUR Automotive, POC for welding areas), lengths, additional connection types (M23, 1/2", 7/8”), UL approval, and optional LEDs and sheathing colors enable individualized sensor cables. These tailor-made solutions are ideally suited to withstand the mechanical and chemical strain of your industrial application.
Field connectors give you the flexibility you need to craft the ideal cable length directly on site. Consequently, the focus of our field connector portfolio is on quick installation while at the same time giving you long-term stability for challenging environments. Field connectors are made from metal or plastic and feature M8, M12, and several other common threading types. They are available in straight or angled housing design, with screw or IDC connection, shielded or unshielded.
M8 and M12 junction blocks combine robustness with reduced installation effort. They feature a sturdy, fully encapsulated housing in accordance with IP68, are 100% tested, and absolutely reliable in the field. As the trunk cable provides both power supply and signal transmission, our junction blocks drastically reduce the number of terminal blocks, cable glands, and terminal boxes needed in the field. You benefit from modular, flexible, pluggable solutions.
Sensor-actuator splitters are built in a fixed (Y- or T-piece) or flexible (Y-cable) housing. Combined with our junction blocks, these splitters make it possible to cost-effectively and easily wire a large number of sensors and actuators. Additionally, they offer an economical solution to loop-through bus signals with minimal cabling effort. Sensor-actuator splitters are built in robust, fully encapsulated IP68 housings and are cURus certified, allowing international use.
Valve connectors for industrial applications have to meet many demands regarding quality and flexibility. The operational temperature range, degree of protection, and resistance against oils and greases are as relevant as the right combination of housing design, pole number, noise suppression, and cable type. Our portfolio of DIN EN 175301-803 valve connectors gives you a diverse combination of options that can fill nearly every application requirement.
Pepperl+Fuchs offers a wide range of sensor-actuator receptacles with metal or plastic housing, different numbers of poles, and different mounting threads. They are in accordance with IP67/68 and available for three different mechanical installation conditions: front panel mounting, positionable front panel mounting, and rear panel mounting. This way, we can provide you with the right solution for every housing design.
Our broad portfolio of data connectors covers almost any type of industrial interface – from Ethernet, DeviceNet, PROFIBUS, CANopen, and INTERBUS, to USB and RS-232. For Industrial Ethernet, ready-made M12 and RJ45 components with highly durable PUR sheathings are available. For PROFIBUS, CANopen, and DeviceNet, ready-made M12 connectors are available, as well as T-pieces and Y-cables, which serve as passive connecting elements. To terminate the bus line, integrated terminators can be purchased in M12 and SUB-D housing designs.
Small form-factor pluggable (SFP) transceiver from Pepperl+Fuchs are ideally suited for use with managed Ethernet Switches. They are not affected by electromagnetic radiation and enable efficient data transfer at Faster Ethernet or Gigabit speeds across long distances up to 120 km.
Available in practical 100-meter rings as well as in small running lengths, Pepperl+Fuchs offers bulk raw cable of industrial quality from German and European cable production, which is ideally suited for use with field-assembled connectors. You can choose from different raw cables variants for use in both indoor and outdoor applications.