How to Choose the Best Heater for your Electrical Enclosure?

Condensation is one of the biggest dangers for electrical enclosures. As long as the components operate under load, their own warmth prevents water from condensing. If the process is switched off, the electronics cool down. This is where Pfannenberg control cabinet radiant heaters and fan heaters provide additional protection for your electronics.

 

How to Choose the Best Heater for your Electrical Enclosure?


Radiant Heaters
Pfannenberg PRH-M Mini Radiant Heaters (10 to 30 Watts) are ideal for smaller enclosures or for the heating of isolated spots in sensitive areas. These heaters use natural convection to heat the cabinet and prevent condensate formation. FLH series of Radiant Heaters (up to 150 Watts) are used in combination with a thermostat or hygrostat, mainly to avoid excessively low temperatures or high humidity into the enclosure.


Fan Heaters
Ideal for use in larger electrical enclosures with higher heat requirements, Pfannenberg FLH series of Fan Heaters (250 to 400 Watts) have an integrated fan that assists the natural convection and provides fast distribution of the heat in the electrical enclosure. The fan heaters are used in combination with a thermostat or hygrostat, and are designed to protect electronics from moisture or corrosion caused by high humidity, low temperatures or condensation caused by rapid temperature change.

Need more than “just” a Heater?


Pfannenberg also offers a range of fan heaters with an  integrated thermostat: PFH-T (200 – 1200 Watts) dedicated to larger enclosures and with flexible mounting options. These fan heaters with adjustable thermostat are especially designed to protect electronics from the effects of low temperatures such as corrosion, freezing or condensation, which can damage critical components within a control enclosure.

To provide the best Thermal Management for your electronics, using a thermostat or hygrostat results in greater reliability of your production process:

  • Pinpoint distribution and constant temperature in the control cabinet
  • Reduced energy consumption and optimization of the efficiency of the heaters.
  • Additional savings on energy, materials and time.

Pfannenberg’s heaters, thermostats and hygrostats  detect and keep ambient conditions above dew point to avoid the harmful effects of condensation on your electronics. They can be used as a standalone product or in partnership with our Filterfan® and Cooling Unit product lines for a complete Thermal Management of your electrical enclosures.

Topics: Thermal ManagementHeaters

New Datasheet: PYRA Flashing Strobe Lights, Modern alarms for Industrial Hazards

Pfannenberg range of PYRA Flashing Strobe Lights and Sounders are the best solution for many applications worldwide. Due to the large signaling coverage provided by Pfannenberg’s alarms, the amount of signaling devices required is significantly reduced. This supports an application that is economical while ensuring industrial safety.

PYRA range of Flashing Strobe Lights and Sounders includes:

PY X-S-05 Flashing Lights

  • Visible field of 180° x 360°
  • 60 flashes per minute
  • Separate control of horn and strobe
  • Low-profile design
  • Operates in harsh environments
  • Fast, easy and safe to install

PY X-M Flashing Lights

  • Visible field of 180° x 360°
  • 8,000,000 flashes life
  • Adjustable flash rate
  • Automatic flash sync of multiple units
  • Operates in harsh environments
  • Fast, easy and safe to install

PY X-MA Flashing sounders

  • 8 pre-programmed tones
  • Adjustable flash rate
  • Automatic flash sync of multiple units
  • Separate control of horn and strobe
  • Operates in harsh environments
  • Fast, easy and safe to install

>> Ask us about our NEW 15 JOULES PYRA L coming in 2017!


 

Pfannenberg’s PYRA visual and audible signaling devices offer extensive certifications including UL and CE in support of worldwide requirements. They also include a standard 10-Year Warranty, guaranteed to protect man, machine and the environment.

 

Click here or on the picture to view our NEW PYRA Datasheet.

 


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Pfannenberg is proud to increase Industrial Safety with its robust, field-proven, visual and audible signaling devices for alarm, warning, and indication. Our business philosophy – Protection for man, machine and the environment.

 

Topics: Industrial Safety & Signaling Solutions

PATROL & PYRA Industrial alarms: Technically advanced devices which exceeds requirements

With innovative design and robust construction to fulfill the most demanding requirements, Pfannenberg PATROL & PYRA® Visual and Audible Signaling Devices are the best choice for industrial safety.

SAFE, EASY, ECONOMICAL:

Pfannenberg PATROL & PYRA® Industrial alarms meet the requirements of IP rating protection as well as having an impact-proof housing. In addition, the base connection terminals, undetachable seals and quick locking elements greatly facilitate easy mounting.

ADVANTAGES AT A GLANCE:

 

Unique enclosure fasteners
• 3/8-turn fasteners for quick and easy assembly. (1)
• Captive fasteners: installation and assembly are simplified and screws cannot get lost.
• Optional tamper-proof fastener plugs protect the unit from alterations.
• Fastener design shows whether “closed” (x) or “open” (+).
IP 66 enclosure rating
• Gasket is permanently sealed to the enclosure cover. (2)
• Enclosure fasteners are outside of the sealing area to ensure that the IP rating is not compromised by fastener holes. (1)
Error-free electrical connections
• Screw terminal strip is located in the base-box portion of the enclosure allowing easy, one person installation – a third hand is not needed. (3)
• Acoustic driver electrically connected to the base-box through an integrated mechanical key way and multi-pin electrical connector to ensure proper assembly every time. (4) (5)
• Knockouts are provided on multiple sides to support a variety of wiring and interconnection scenarios.
Numerous mounting options
• Integrated external flange is stronger than mounting lugs. (6)
• An assortment of internal pilot marks offer worldwide compatibility with a variety of standard electrical work boxes. (7)
• Entire device can be wall mounted or panel mounted optional with finger guard. (8)
• Acoustic module by itself can be flush mounted to an enclosure panel. (9)
Vast selection of integrated tones
• Choose from 80 different tones by a DIP switch setting. (10)
• Multiple tone stages permit the same device to emit up to four different alarms based on circumstance + internal volume control.
Improved acoustic driver
• Sound capsule technology delivers more low frequency punch than piezoelectric elements for superior sound penetration through walls, doors, and other obstructions.
Extreme environment compatibility
• NEMA type 4/4X and IP 66 rating withstands exposure to dust, liquids, water spray, and corrosives.
• –40 to +55 °C temperature range.
• High strength housing is a blend of ABS and poly carbonate plastic that is flame retardant and UV stabilized.
Integrated xenon flashing light
• Xenon flashing light is part of the original design inception, rather than a bolted on afterthought. As such, the light is more visible. Additionally, the light’s intensity is properly sized to match the coverage area of the associated sounder. 5, 10, and 15 Joule flash energies are available. (11)
Xenon flashing light connections made from single terminal strip
• Pre-wired light connections are made at the terminal strip that is also the electrical connection point for the sounder. Since all connections are made from one common connection point, installation is quicker and easier. (12)
Choice of alarm action – combined or separate
• The light can either be activated in conjunction with the sounder or separately from it. Separate operation is often desired to silence the sounder after a certain elapsed time while the light continues to flash. (13)
Life span exceeds 8,000,000 flashes
• The superior technology behind Pfannenberg’s flashing lights permit an unrivaled life span of 8,000,000 flashes while retaining greater than 70 % light emission.
Worldwide certifications for universal acceptance
• UL, cUL, CE, VdS, GL, EN 54-3.

 


‘PLUG & PLAY’ MOUNTING SYSTEM:

Quick, easy, and safe installation. Saves time and reduces costs. Potential errors are eliminated and incorrect assembly is not possible.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Pfannenberg industrial alarms with visual and audible notifications come with a standard 10-Year Warranty, guaranteed in protecting man, machine, and the environment.

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Pfannenberg’s design excellence for its Signaling Solutions is internationally recognized and has been awarded the prestigious Red Dot Award in 2013 for PATROL and in 2015 for PYRA-MA.


Still not convinced? Click here to Watch our Signaling “Crash Test” videos!

How Pfannenberg Thermal Management & Signaling Solutions Save the Holidays


Pfannenberg products ensure that manufacturing operations are up and running – especially during the holidays when many manufacturing lines are always online. Read below on just a few example applications on how Pfannenberg supports these product lines and keeps them running.

Candy Canes:

The go-to holiday candy.  As a child, they are passed out and enjoyed by many, and as adults they are necessary for almost any holiday decoration.  This peppermint candy involves very delicate care when being processed.  There are many differences in temperature to heat up or cool down – just enough that it maintains flavor and will not ruin the product quality.  All throughout the manufacturing process of candy canes, temperatures are critical.  At certain stages, the temperature needs to be increased to help form the canes, then at other parts it needs to be cooled so that it can be mixed to perfect flavor and coloring.

The sugar kneading machine is very large and very powerful.  Right after the sugary mixture is heated up and completed its first round of mixing, it is dumped onto a liquid cooling table, where the candy has its flavoring added and mixed. The amber liquid when being first mixed is heated up to around 300°F.  Once being transferred to the kneading machine, this large machine will mix in the flavoring by pushing and folding the candy – slowly cooling the product from its hot temperature. Pfannenberg’s CC Chillers can play a key role in supplying the cool liquid to the table which kneads the candy.  If the table is left uncooled or heated, it will change the look, consistency, and taste of the final product.  Not only is it crucial to have Pfannenberg Compact Chillers to cool the table, it is also import to utilize Pfannenberg’s PWS Air to Water Heat Exchangers to cool the electrical panels controlling the entire process.


Wrapping Paper:

The wrapping of gifts dates back to the ancient Chinese, but here in the US  it hit its popularity in 1917 when Joyce Clyde Hall and Rollie Hall (founders of Hallmark) decided to modernize it. Wrapping paper is a staple item.  When it comes to holidays and special occasions, there are many steps that go into the manufacturing of wrapping paper.

Artists have to create such artwork which is then etched onto copper cylinders that are bathed in a liquid bath of chromium, which galvanizes the copper to protect it from wear and tear.  From here these rolls each have a various piece of the final wrapping paper artwork.  Each color has its own roller. The paper will go through a series of various printers where it encounters the artwork on the copper rolls for the different colors.  These metal rolls need to be highly controlled with temperature.  Too hot or cold could cause the paper to stick to these rolls and cause a paper jam which leads to loss revenue and downtime. As part of a complete solution  Pfannenberg’s CC Series Chillers help to control the temperature to the print rollers and Pfannenberg’s Air to Water Heat Exchangers provide proper cooling for the control equipment operating these large machines. To complelent our full product line,  Pfannenberg’s Signaling products are needed at every stage of the manufacturing process to alert employees of a problem. Pfannenberg’s Signaling Solutions help the employees to be able to hear and see exactly where the problem is occurring (which machine) and what problem is occurring (what action is need).

Wrapping paper leads to the excitement and mystery of the gift. Without the proper cooling and operation of the equipment that are used to produce the paper, it would be difficult to wrap the gifts.  Pfannenberg aids in the manufacturing process of wrapping paper.


Champagne:

The holiday season concludes with celebrating New Years.  New Years is a time to reflect on the past and perhaps try new things in the upcoming year. Celebrations are had with friends old and new, and champagne is typically the drink of choice. One crucial aspect in champagne manufacturing is the inspection and bottling stages of the process. The champagne bottle undergoes many cleanings and inspections prior, during, and after bottling.  Each stage will monitor and check various aspects.  The final inspection step will make sure that the champagne bottle is not cracked or damaged and to check the champagne to make sure that there are not fragments of cork or metal casing. A bright light will shine through the bottles where a machine will scan and take pictures for an employee to monitor/double check that the inspections are all being passed.

Pfannenberg has proven experience in working directly with food and beverage inspection OEMs to provide complete engineering solutions for the cooling of x-ray tubes and the internal cavity of their inspection machines. The Pfannenberg team has come up with a complete solution to utilize a CC Chiller in conjunction with a small PWS Air to Water Heat Exchanger to cool the x-ray tubes and internal cavity.  By combining products and eliminating a compressor based air conditioning unit, the Pfannenberg liquid cooling solution requires less maintenance and is far more cost effective by eliminating dependencies on different competing products and eliminating downtime.