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Pepperl+Fuchs was first founded as a radio repair shop in 1945, in Mannheim, Germany. By 1948, Walter Pepperl and Ludwig Fuchs were expanding their business into other avenues of electronic production, and over the next 70 years progressed to become one of the world's leading manufacturers of sensors, explosion protection equipment and intrinsic safety technology. From their first proximity switch in 1958, to the latest generation of electronic sensors and industrial automation technology, Pepperl+Fuchs has a history of innovation coupled with consistent achievement and close customer relations.
Expanding from 40 employees and a new building in 1955 to a modern 10,000m² factory, Pepperl+Fuchs set up their first global production facility in Singapore in 1979, and added a UK base in 1980. By 1991 the company split into two dedicated Automation divisions, and in 2010 acquired Siemens' proximity sensor business. Today the company has more than 80 subsidiaries and approximately 6,000 employees in various global locations, including Germany, Hungary, the Czech Republic, USA, Indonesia, India, Vietnam, and a global distribution centre in Singapore.
At Rowse we can supply a variety of core products from the Pepperl+Fuchs catalogue, including their wide variety of specialist sensors.
P+F's range of proximity sensors include magnetic field sensors, capacitive sensors and inductive sensors in both standard and application-specific options, which include a slew of outstanding protective features.
Photoelectric sensors can be supplied in a huge variety of configurations. Thru-beam sensors can reliably detect most objects at long ranges, retroreflective sensors can additionally detect transparent objects, diffuse mode sensors require no reflector and are good for smaller objects at close range, and tiny objects can be detected from long distances by slot and slot-grid sensors. Also available are fibre optic sensors, contrast and colour sensors, light grids and switching sensors with versatile measurement core technology, and many more options.
Rotary encoders monitor the speed, rate, acceleration and direction of rotation in mechanical engineering applications, and can be used as sensors for position, angle, acceleration and speed in automation applications. The mechanical input is converted by a rotary encoder into an electrical signal, which can then be processed by industrial PCs, tachometers, counters and programmable logic controllers.
Rowse can supply a range of P+F connectivity products for many industrial automation applications, including cables, splitters and receptacles for sensor actuators, a selection of junction blocks and valve, field and data connectors.