Starting a drive or switching power circuits seems simple enough, as long as the switches do not have to be located in explosion hazardous environments. For all gas and dust atmospheres up to Zones 1 and 21, Pepperl+Fuchs offers customized Ex d and Ex e Control Stations as well as Ex d and Ex de Control+Distribution Panels to facilitate all kinds of control purposes. The various enclosure designs can be equipped with push buttons, rotative manipulators, key switch selectors, emergency mushroom pushbuttons and other types of control elements. The range of monitoring and signalling modules start with various pilot light types and cover ammeters, voltmeters, and other measuring devices. Local control units with up to three function elements are available in standard configurations with short lead times.
Elaborate control units to operate more complex machinery can be custom built from a wide range of operator elements and accessories. The highly skilled Pepperl+Fuchs project engineers possess many years of experience in the processing industry and are ready to evaluate your requirements in order to design the most efficient solution for each application.
Enclosure materials cover stainless and mild steel, aluminium alloy, cast iron, as well as GRP glass reinforced polyester. Different colors of powder coating are available for certain enclosure types. Enclosure sizes range from very small units to house one compact switch or two LED indicators up to control panels of more than one meter height.
Pepperl+Fuchs control units are used in almost every industry branch all over the world, by major companies such as Shell, Chevron, Petronas, London Underground, Airbus Industries, British Sugar, and Aker-Kvaerner. Contact us to benefit from our experience and our comprehensive range of explosion protected control units.