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hes jan 19 16Support for Maintenance Processes Using RFID

Safety is of utmost importance during the transport of potentially dangerous process media in chemical processing plants. To ensure safety at all times, regular inspection and maintenance of hoses is required by law.RFID handhelds enable maintenance processes to be performed and documented efficiently (Read More)

 

Intuitive Software Allows for Easy Verification of Maintenance Performed

RFID handhelds from Pepperl+Fuchs and ecom paired with custom software from Neoception allow for convenient and efficient maintenance, even in hazardous areas. Each hose is clearly identifiable via a UHF RFID tag, which includes the following information:

  • Equipment number
  • Test date/time
  • Hose length and diameter
  • Conductivity
  • Test pressure
  • Date of the next inspection

Using the RFID handheld and the “hose manager” software from the Pepperl+Fuchs start-up Neoception, the auditor is guided through the maintenance procedure step-by-step. Automatic identification and user-friendly software virtually eliminate errors. The results of the test can be seamlessly transferred to a back-end system and serve as the documentation and proof of the tests carried out. During the process of designing the user interfaces, care was taken to ensure that they were ergonomical and glove-operable.

More Benefits from Additional Functions

Additional functions help support work processes even better. A localization function, which evaluates the strength of the tag’s response signal, helps to significantly reduce the time needed to search for a test object. In addition to RFID, all optical 1-D and 2-D codes can also be read via the integrated imager.

Regular maintenance is required to ensure that chemical plants are operating safely

Pepperl+Fuchs is one of the world´s leading providers of industrial sensors and explosion protection. Based on an intense dialogue with our customers for more than 70 years we continue to develop new components and solutions, which support their applications the best way possible. For the landmark topic Industrie 4.0 (Industrial Internet of Things) we develop innovative technologies that pave the way to the digital networked production and to data transfer across all hierarchy levels - even beyond companies´ boundaries.

Industrial sensors: focus on the market

Market-specific solutions dominate an extensive portfolio of industrial sensors that covers all applications the market requires from today´s automation technology. From the inductive and capacitive to the photoelectrical and highly precise ultrasonic sensors, identification systems and many more Pepperl+Fuchs offers all current operating principles in a broad variety.

Sensorik4.0® provides sensor technology for Industrie 4.0. Our technologies enable sensors without difficulty to communicate horizontally within the production process and to exchange data vertically - even into higher-level information systems such as MES or ERP.

Process interfaces: secure applications

Components and technologies for use in hazardous areas are designed to fit the most specific requirements in the industries we serve. They guarantee maximum availability at maximum safety. Isolated barriers, signal isolators, remote I/O or fieldbus systems, HMIs and many other technologies offer solutions for a wide range of applications including certified packaged solutions and all types of explosion protection.

Ex-Protection4.0 brings digital networked Industrie 4.0-production structures to process industries. With concept studies like Ethernet for Process Automation integrated communication throughout all levels of an automation system via Ethernet becomes feasible - for the first time ever even down to the filed level.
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Pepperl+Fuchs GmbH
www.pepperl-fuchs.com