Pepperl+Fuchs voted No. 1 for technical innovation by readers of UK's HazardEx

Pepperl+Fuchs recently received the "Technical Innovation of the Year" award at the prestigious 2006 HazardEx awards ceremony for its innovative FieldConnex Fieldbus Power Hub. Power Hub is a modular power supply system for FOUNDATION Fieldbus and PROFIBUS that provides redundant, highly reliable fieldbus power for Fieldbus devices. The award recognizes and celebrates professional excellence across the UK's highly innovative hazardous area sector of industry...

The journal presents award for FieldConnex Fieldbus Power Hub.

TWINSBURG, OH, April 5, 2006 -- Pepperl+Fuchs recently received the "Technical Innovation of the Year" award at the prestigious 2006 HazardEx awards ceremony for its innovative FieldConnex™ Fieldbus Power Hub. Power Hub is a modular power supply system for FOUNDATION Fieldbus and PROFIBUS that provides redundant, highly reliable fieldbus power for Fieldbus devices. The award recognizes and celebrates professional excellence across the UK's highly innovative hazardous area sector of industry.

Modern Fieldbus networks are being designed according to high-power trunk approach, which provides the maximum supply of fieldbus power - while maintaining the benefits of intrinsic safety for field devices in explosion hazardous areas. Power Hub is a motherboard-based systems platform with lowest power dissipation for Fieldbus power supplies available today. As a result it can be adapted to many different plant requirements with the option of redundancy for power modules and gateways.

Pepperl+Fuchs (www.am.pepperl-fuchs.com) is a world leader in the design, manufacture and application of high quality process automation products and services. Pepperl+Fuchs is the number one provider of hazardous area technology from intrinsic safety to purge and pressurization, on-line corrosion monitoring and Fieldbus.

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