Compact signal conditioners by Pepperl+Fuchs are built to maximize safetyFebruary 11, 2019 REDWIRE is news you can use from leading suppliers. Powered by FRASERS.
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Process Instruments and Components Inc. (PIC) is the distributor that Canadian businesses depend on for innovative products manufactured by Pepperl+Fuchs – devices and equipment that promote safety in hazardous plant conditions. This includes different types of signal conditioners, such as the SC-System. These are very compact signal conditioners for non-hazardous areas, but designed with the same high standards of safety and reliability that Pepperl+Fuchs has for all of its products.
Effective protection against electromagnetic disturbance
A signal conditioner is a device that protects signal transfer between field devices in safe areas and control systems by galvanic isolation of the loop. These instruments avoid compensating currents that may occur from ground loops, especially with long transmission paths. They also provide effective protection against electromagnetic disturbance and dangerous overvoltage on signal loops. Some types have additional features such as limit switching, transformation from field in standard signals, and signal splitting (or doubling the input signal).
Available from PIC, the SC-System series of compact signal conditioners provides galvanic isolation in a very compact housing. Pepperl+Fuchs has optimized these devices for application requirements in safe areas. In addition to preventing hazardous voltage from reaching the control side, the SC-System has many unique features and benefits. For example, it has been built to withstand high levels of vibration when placed near operational equipment. It can operate in a wide range of temperatures, from -25 to 70 degrees Celsius, enabling maximum flexibility.
Another advantage of these compact signal conditioners is that they are among the smallest units of their kind, measuring only six by 97 millimetres. The slim size makes the devices perfect for use in cabinets with a small footprint or in tight spaces between cable ducts. The SC-System is also UL-certified, which ensures safe isolation with a three-kilovolt test voltage and a 300-volt working voltage to optimize both employee safety and equipment protection.
All of these factors contribute to a top system with the highest availability, great temperature stability, and exceptional signal-transmission quality. The SC-System signal conditioner is another key reason for Pepperl+Fuchs’ unmatched global reputation for intrinsically safe barriers.
To learn more, contact PIC.