Pepperl+Fuchs' new stainless steel housing series strengthens its Ex e solution portfolio

Pepperl+Fuchs launched the SR series, further consolidating its position as a supplier of explosion-proof equipment in the professional field of process automation. This new stainless steel housing series complements the GR series made of glass fiber reinforced plastic. The new series provides a highly flexible and cost-effective combination of control and distribution solutions for the protection class Ex e (increased safety).

SR junction box

SR: Cost-effective Ex e stainless steel housing series suitable for various applications

The SR series is made of durable stainless steel and has more than 30 housing sizes to meet the precise size requirements of each intended use. In order to further improve the cost-effectiveness, the IP66/NEMA 4X-rated enclosure has been reduced to the basic version. Pepperl+Fuchs will integrate any accessories according to the corresponding order specifications, such as gland plates, hinges, 1/4 rotation locks, and cap locking devices. Thanks to various international certifications, this series can be used in almost all application fields worldwide.

The cabinet has been certified in the temperature range of -60°C to +120°C and can be installed vertically or horizontally at the work site according to application requirements. All SR series models can be wall-mounted, using a 90° rotatable mounting bracket or riveting nut to directly tighten the installation without further adjustment. If the SR series is used as an operating station, the interface module can be fixed on the guide rail or directly on the housing cover.

GR: sister series made of glass fiber reinforced plastic material

From a strategic and technical point of view, the SR series is a supplement to Pepperl+Fuchs' product portfolio-a supplement to the existing GR series. The GR series includes a series of IP66/NEMA 4X housings, which are made of antistatic, high-strength glass fiber reinforced polyester. This UV-stable material is very durable and has excellent corrosion resistance.

The innovative design of the GR series makes installation quite easy: the separate installation steps mean that even one person can install large and heavy cabinets. Like the SR series, the GR series offers many different sizes and options to meet a wide range of application requirements.

GR operation station

Single source Ex e control distribution solution

Pepperl+Fuchs' overall service philosophy has always been throughout these two Ex e cabinet series, that is, focusing on maximizing the degree of vertical integration and always providing users with extensive support. In addition to regional field services, customers can also contact product experts from 6 Solution Engineering Centers (SEC) around the world, who can provide a full range of assistance, from quotation to customized control and distribution solutions related to engineering, design, and certification, etc. All aspects.

Automation is our world. The perfect solution is our goal.

With entrepreneurial courage, fearless pioneering spirit, and persistent innovative ideas, Walter Pepperl and Ludwig Fuchs, the two Pepperl+Fuchs founders, co-founded a radio repair shop in Mannheim in 1945. Many years later, they invented the world's first proximity switch, which proved their creativity. Pepperl+Fuchs's close cooperation with customers and its innovative automation technologies and procedures have created the starting point of its glorious history. Today, we pay more attention to the individual needs of each customer.

Whether as a pioneer in the field of electrical explosion protection or an innovator in the field of high-efficiency sensors, close cooperation with customers is the reason why we have become a leader in the field of automation. Our goal is to combine our advanced technology and comprehensive services to optimize customer processes and applications.