Pfannenberg’s PYRA-MA Flashing Sounder wins 2015 Red Dot Design Award


Every year, the Red Dot Award’s –the most important competition for product design- honors companies from across the globe, recognizing their innovations and product design excellence.

By winning the honorable 2015 Product Design award, Pfannenberg’s PYRA-MA Flashing Alarms were proudly recognized by the international jury for their quality and design excellence.

The PYRA-MA flashing sounder has an elegant pyramid design which tapers to the outside and/or top, so the alarm device settles closely against every surface contour. With its stylistcally confident design, the PYRA-MA series can fit in every room and for every machine shapes.

The integrated sound outlets give the device clear “eyes” resulting in a classical-futuristic design.

The PYRA-MA is designed for simultaneous or separated visual or audible alerts (10 joule light output and 100 dB(A) volume). Thanks to the high system of protection (IP 66 and IK 08), and their resistance to a wide ambient temperature range (-40 to + 55°).

Pfannenberg’s industrial signaling products are the best solution for many applications worldwide including machine construction (start-up warning, machine safety) and commercial buildings (fire and gas alerting). Due to the large signaling area, the amount of signaling devices required is significantly reduced and the application remains economical while ensuring industrial safety.

Professor Dr Peter Zec, Founder and CEO of the Red Dot Award stated: “The laureates of the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2015 have demonstrated exceptionally high achievements and have thus been deservedly successful in the world’s largest design competition.”

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

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Topics: Industrial Safety & Signaling Solutions

10-Year Warranty on Select Industrial Signaling Products


 Pfannenberg is recognized as a leading manufacturer in the signaling technology sector due to it’s continuous product development and higher quality standards.

We are aware of the durability and versatility of our products, which are used all over the world and would like to pass these higher quality standards on to our customers in the form of a 10-year warranty,” says Volker Matthies, Global Product Manager Signaling Technology at Pfannenberg.

The 10-year wasounders (audible alarms) from the PATROL and PYRA series which have been certified since the beginning of 2013 according to the latest EU regulations EN 54-3 and/or EN 54-23. Also included are the impact resistant Quadro series flashing and LED lights for harsh environments and the DS sounders with an especially high-level IP protection. Each signaling device has the respective international approvals.rranty comprises the flashing lights (visual alarms) and

Quadro lights in particular are used in many art illumination projects to this day. Thus, thousands of Quadro lights illuminate the Eiffel Tower in Paris, the Trinity Bridge and TV tower in St Petersburg, the art museum in Hamburg and many more objects worldwide.

Pfannenberg is strengthening its position as a supplier of innovative industrial signaling devices with a high demand on quality along with the best value for money. Pfannenberg offers modern industrial alarms with visual and audible notifications to protect your personnel and processes.

Topics: Industrial Safety & Signaling Solutions

Happy National Manufacturing Day


Today October 3, 2014 marks National Manufacturing day. This is a day for manufacturers to support young people pursuing careers in manufacturing and engineering. This past week Pfannenberg exhibited at WEFTEC which is a show that focuses on products and services targeting the Water Industry. As I walked the mile long exhibit floor it was amazing to see the number of manufacturers exhibiting innovative products that were developed and manufactured here in the USA. My hope is that here in America we continue this innovation and manufacturing traditions. As manufacturers we have to inspire young people and make them aware of the types of jobs that are available in science, math, technology and engineering.

Pfannenberg is proud to support an organization that promotes this initiative locally, Dream It Do It WNY. Dream It Do ItWNY, works with local manufacturers to open their plant doors to showcase their exciting and modern manufacturing plants and inform participants of the many excellent careers that are available in manufacturing. Their message is simple: “Whatever energizes young people — be it cars or computers, music or movies, outdoors or outer space — they can find a great career doing it in today’s manufacturing.”

Safest Way to Cool with Water



Electronics Cooling with an Air to Water Heat Exchanger

Water is the most efficient form of heat removal. Using an air to water heat exchanger allows you to safely cool your electronics using water, while also keeping external contaminants from entering your enclosure. Air to water heat exchangers also offer the advantage of being low maintenance while using significantly less energy than traditional methods.


Advantages of Pfannenberg’s Air to Water Heat Exchangers:

How do we safely cool with water?

#1: Bulkhead fitting for condensate drain providing superior ingress protection.
#2: Solenoid valve – controls liquid flow for capacity control and energy conservation.
#3: Color-coded water lines easily identify water supply & return lines.
#4: Air flow path designed to prevent condensate water from entering the enclosure.
#5: Internal design guarantees  full separation of water lines from airflow paths.
#6: Electronic thermostat for more accurate control of temperatures. Manual purge feature eases winterization.
#7: One-piece cover with sloped top for better protection of internal components and easy cleaning in wash-down applications (not pictured).


CONCLUSION:

Water has been used for years around sensitive electronics.  There’s no reason to be afraid of using water to cool your electronics. This is a great option to consider when your looking for safe and efficient solution to manage your cooling.


New 10-Year Warranty on Select Signaling Technologies


An extended warranty for signaling devices worldwide

Pfannenberg is recognized as a leading manufacturer in the signaling technology sector due to it’s continuous product development and higher quality standards.

“We are aware of the durability and versatility of our products, which are used all over the world and would like to pass these higher quality standards on to our customers in the form of a 10-year warranty,” says Volker Matthies, Global Product Manager Signaling Technology at Pfannenberg.

The 10-year warranty comprises the flashing lights and sounders from the PATROL and PYRA series which have been certified since the beginning of 2013 according to the latest EU regulations EN 54-3 and/or EN 54-23. Also included are the impact resistant Quadro series flashing and LED lights for harsh environments and the DS sounders with an especially high-level IP protection. Each signaling device has the respective international approvals.

Quadro lights in particular are used in many art illumination projects to this day. Thus, thousands of Quadro lights illuminate the Eiffel Tower in Paris, the Trinity Bridge and TV tower in St Petersburg, the art museum in Hamburg and many more objects worldwide.

Pfannenberg is strengthening its position as a supplier of innovative signaling technologies with a high demand on quality along with the best value for money.

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Topics: Industrial Safety & Signaling Solutions

Pfannenberg Illuminates the Tallest Christmas Tree in Paris


Flashing lights make the “Place de la Concorde” shine

Hamburg, December 2012 – The tallest Christmas tree in Paris, which stands at 35 metres high, has been shining at the Place de la Concorde since the 6th December.

Equipped and illuminated with Pfannenberg 52 Quadro F12 flashing lights and inaugurated in an official opening ceremony by Paris’ mayor, Betrand Delanoë, the extraordinary light spectacle can be admired by inhabitants and visitors for a whole month longer.

Once again, Pfannenberg has proven that it is a competent partner in terms of art illuminations. As early as 2003, 20,000 Pfannenberg flashlights put the Paris landmark, the Eiffel Tower spectacularly in the limelight. Pfannenberg as a Hamburg company it was an absolute must to illuminate the Hamburg City Hall in 2004. And in 2008 9,500 flashing lights illuminated the Trinity Bridge, the television tower and the summer night sky in St. Petersburg.The French company SAF MAGNUM was commissioned by the City of Paris and is thus responsible for the Parisian Christmas Tree illuminations. The company is, amongst other things, a specialist for the illumination of events. Whilst searching for a manufacturer of flashing light circuit boards, SAF MAGNUM encountered the Quadro flashing light used in the Parisian Eiffel Tower which was produced by Pfannenberg. SAF MAGNUM then used this to build a prototype for the Paris Christmas tree.

For the flashing lights on the Christmas tree the circuit boards of the flashing light Quadro F12 were built into a plastic ball with a diameter of 50 cm. The ball is then, in addition, illuminated permanently from the inside by 12 red high-performance LEDs. The red permanent glow of the balls is made to sparkle by the Pfannenberg flash circuit board by means of a white flash once every second. This light generates 13 joules flash energy, 140 candela light intensity and an internal random generator creates a unique champagne pearl effect.

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Pfannenberg Improves Traditional Industrial Flashing Sounders


New Alarm Devices Improve Safety in Workspaces and Buildings!

Buffalo, NY (April 9, 2012) — Pfannenberg, a worldwide leader in thermal management and signaling technology, has introduced PATROL Series PA X 5 – a new generation of 105 dB(A) industrial flashing sounders.

Flashing sounders fulfill numerous requirements for alarming individuals of hazardous situations or production problems in factories, water and waste treatment facilities, commercial offices, sports arenas, hotels, and other buildings as well as aboard ships. Applications include: evacuation signals in the event of fire, toxic gas leak, or chemical spill; promoting safety around dangerous machinery by warning personnel and bystanders of impending startup or movement; improving product quality and minimizing waste by warning operators of functional problems with machinery; and alerting production technicians of process upsets due to out-of-tolerance manufacturing conditions. Flashing sounders are an ideal choice for industrial alarms to ensure notification of all individuals in the presence of background noise or lighting.

The new PATROL Series PA X 5 flashing sounders from Pfannenberg offer many advantages. Foremost, the unit is designed as an integrated flashing sounder, rather than combining a sounder with bolted-on flashing lights. The lens cover is large, highly visible, and available in a variety of colors. The xenon strobe flash tube contains no filament to break and is secured by a steel clamp to further protect it from abuse. Users can choose from a wide selection of acoustic tones which are electronically self-generated – and since there are no moving parts, the device’s reliability is enhanced for critical applications. The housing is manufactured from a UV-resistant and flame-retardant polycarbonate/ABS blend and is offered in red, grey, or white to meet application requirements and building decor. Also, the unit splits into two pieces for ease of installation. The base portion facilitates all wiring connections so installation is straightforward and requires only one person. Redundant contacts are provided for daisy-chaining of multiple units. The cover, with integrated sound capsule, is neatly fitted to the base through fail-safe guides to ensure proper mechanical and electrical engagement. The cover secures quickly with 3/8 turn captive fasteners that cannot get dropped or lost and incorporates a molded, captive gasket to ensure a positive IP 66 rated seal against dust and liquids permitting use in most environments. The result is a robust device which always assembles correctly and in much less time than competitive offerings. In addition, the fasteners may be protected with an optional tamper-proof seal.

“The design team at Pfannenberg truly took a step back in order to evaluate the flashing sounder’s entire solution requirements from performance, handling, and installation perspectives. The result is an elegantly engineered product that delivers multiple advantages, which system integrators, facilities engineers, machinery safety engineers, and installation electricians will benefit from,” says Product Manager Ray Limburg.

Performance features of our audible alarms are also numerous and include the ability to select from 80 unique tones (by dip switch setting) including continuous, sweeping, alternating, pulsing, and interrupted tones as well as simulated bells, sirens, and whoops that meet international standards. Four tone stages are available at each setting, permitting one device to sound, for example, an evacuation tone, an all-clear tone, a time for lunch tone, and an end of shift tone. Frequency content of delivered tones has been engineered to deliver more “punch-through” of obstacles such as walls and doors for a wider area of coverage – resulting in significant cost savings due to fewer units being required for multi-unit installations. The flashing strobe lights are available with either 5 Joule or 10 Joule flash energy to provide a noticeable level of alarming to suit the required area of visible coverage and hazard severity for the application. Click here for more information.

Topics: Industrial Safety & Signaling Solutions

Pfannenberg Advances Industrial Sounders Capabilities


Pfannenberg Advances Industrial Sounder Capabilities!

New Sounder Design Promotes Quick Installation, Safe Assembly, and Efficient Operation.

Buffalo, NY (January 18, 2012) — Pfannenberg, a worldwide leader in thermal management and signaling technology, has introduced PATROL Model PA 1 – a new generation, 100 dB industrial sounder.

Audible alarm devices, including sounders, horns and strobes, sirens, buzzers and bells, fulfill numerous requirements for alerting individuals of hazardous situations or production problems in factories, commercial offices, sports arenas, hotels, and other buildings as well as aboard ships. Applications include: alarming occupants to evacuate the premises in the event of fire, toxic gas leak, or chemical spill; promoting safety around dangerous machinery by warning personnel and bystanders of impending startup or movement; improving product quality and minimizing waste by warning operators of functional problems with machinery; and alerting production technicians of process upsets due to out-of-tolerance conditions.The new PATROL Model PA 1 industrial sounders offers numerous additional advantages. By electronically generating acoustic tones (no moving parts), reliability is one of the greatest benefits. Mechanically, the housing is manufactured from a blend of polycarbonate and ABS for durability and is offered in red, grey, or white to meet application requirements and building decor. Also, the unit splits into two pieces for ease of installation. The base portion facilitates all wiring connections so installation is straightforward requiring only one person. Redundant contacts are provided for daisy-chaining of multiple units. The cover, with integrated sound capsule, is neatly fitted to the base through fail-safe guides to ensure proper mechanical and electrical engagement. The cover secures quickly with 3/8 turn captive fasteners that cannot get dropped or lost and incorporates a molded, captive gasket to ensure a positive IP 66 rated seal against dust and liquids. The result is a robust device which always assembles correctly and in much less time than competitive offerings. Options include a panel mounting kit and tamper-proof fasteners.

“The design team at Pfannenberg truly took a step back in order to evaluate the sounder’s entire solution requirements from performance, handling, and installation perspectives. The result is an elegantly engineered product that delivers multiple advantages, which alarm system integrators, machinery safety engineers, and installation electricians will benefit from,” says Product Manager Ray Limburg.

Performance features are also numerous and include the ability to select from 80 unique tones (by dip switch setting) and choose from continuous, sweeping, alternating, pulsing, and interrupted tones; simulated bells, sirens, and whoops that meet international standards. Four tone stages are available at each setting, permitting one device to sound, for example, an evacuation tone, an all-clear tone, a time for lunch tone, and an end of shift tone. Frequency content of delivered tones has been engineered to deliver more “punch-through” of obstacles such as walls and doors for a wider area of coverage – resulting in significant cost savings due to fewer units being required for multi-unit installations. Visit www.pfannenbergusa.com for further product details.

About the Pfannenberg Group
The Pfannenberg Group is an international manufacturing company based in Hamburg, Germany with branches, production sites and agents in 44 countries around the world. The Pfannenberg Group collectively manufactures industrial thermal management products, visual and audible alarm systems, and art illumination products. Some of the Pfannenberg Group’s products can be found illuminating the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France and the Gallery of Contemporary Art in Hamburg, Germany.

Pfannenberg Incorporated’s North American engineering and manufacturing facility is located near Buffalo, New York and specializes in engineering and production of products which provide thermal management of industrial electrical enclosures as well as signaling technology. These products include: filterfans, cooling units, heaters, air/water heat exchangers, chillers, hydrostats and thermostats as well as signal devices for alarm, warning and indication.

Topics: Industrial Safety & Signaling Solutions