Pfannenberg Signaling Expert to Speak About Crane Safety at AIST Crane Symposium

Pfannenberg, Inc., a leading global manufacturer of thermal management and signaling technologies, announces that Audible & Visual Signaling Product Specialist Jake Vernon will present on the topic of Crane Safety at the 26th AIST Crane Symposium, to be held June 2-4, 2019, at the Seelbach Hilton, in Louisville, Kentucky.

 

Mr. Vernon’s speech will focus on signaling confusion in loud steel making environments. Mr. Vernon will provide an introduction on the science of sound and how it travels, including the concepts of frequency and amplitude, as well as an analysis of the steel making sound environment and crane safety topic.

He will then discuss ways to make signaling safer for personnel and machines, including use of such products as Pfannenberg PATROL®Series and PYRA® Series Flashing Light Sounders.

 

PATROL Series Flashing Sounders offer 80 pre-programmed alarm tones with 4 stages for distinctive signaling of specific events, such as conveyor start-up/stop, material jam, machine fault, and gas detection. Higher frequency tones prove safer for steel making, while other audible and visual signaling cues may lead to confusion.

Rugged PYRA Flashing Light Sounders emit extremely bright alarm flashes of up to 15 Joules.  Selectable flash frequency, optional control input flash activation, and separate visual and acoustic signal controls make them a good choice for crane safety in loud steel making environments.


About Pfannenberg

Established in 1954 by Otto Pfannenberg in Hamburg Germany, Pfannenberg is recognized as a leading global manufacturer of thermal management technologies within the Electro-technology Industry. In 1958 we invented the Filterfan®, which continues to be recognized worldwide as a leading product to help manage the temperature in electrical enclosures. Our business philosophy: Protecting Man, Machine and the Environment.

Pfannenberg to Showcase New PKS 3000 VFD Control Panel Cooling Technology at EASA 2019

Visit booth #561 to see more efficient, high-performing air to air heat exchanger

Pfannenberg will highlight their advanced Pfannenberg Kinetic System™ Series Air to Air Heat Exchangers for removing heat from VFD control panels at booth 561 at the 2019 EASA Convention in Las Vegas, NV, held from June 30th to July 2nd.

Additionally, Pfannenberg will be presenting their new PKS system and how this solution could improve the reliability of VFDs while reducing energy consumption and maintenance compared to other thermal management products on Monday July 1st at 2:30 PM at the New Product Theater.

Perfect Solution for VFD control panels Cooling

Pfannenberg’s PKS Series Air to Air Heat Exchangers use a revolutionary next generation cooling technology (Pfannenberg Kinetic System™) to remove heat from VFD control panels while preventing ingress of contaminants into the enclosures. These environmental parameters within the VFD cabinet, temperature and dust, could determine the service life of the VFD.

A VFD running at 18°F above its recommended ambient temperature could lose up to 50% of its expected service lifeIndustrial air conditioners are typically the go-to solution for cooling VFDs and other critical electronics housed in sealed enclosures. However, a cooler ambient environment could also be used to help control the temperature within the cabinet. Lightweight and easy to install, the PKS technology takes advantage of a cooler ambient environment to remove heat from within the enclosures while sealing against gas, humidity, and dust. The patented technology, unlike industrial air conditioners, does not utilize a refrigerant cycle that has a high energy consuming compressor, making it more efficient to operate from a uptime reliability and energy savings standpoint.

PKS Series Air to Air Heat Exchangers

PKS Series Air to Air Heat Exchangers are designed for indoor (NEMA Type12), outdoor (NEMA Type 3R), and washdown (NEMA Type 4X) applications that require protection from harsh ambient conditions.

They are also ideal for keeping water and dust from sensors and drives on outdoor systems, and protecting against corrosion and contamination in the food and beverage industry.

This is a perfect solution for those looking to reduce the energy, maintenance and footprint associated with traditional enclosure cooling units. This new technology offers considerable saving compared to a traditional AC unit.

In addition, with only two mechanical elements, PKS Series Air to Air Heat Exchangers require less maintenance and ensure greater uptime!

Visit booth 561 or Click Here to learn more!


About Pfannenberg

Established in 1954 by Otto Pfannenberg in Hamburg Germany, Pfannenberg is recognized as a leading global manufacturer of thermal management technologies within the Electro-technology Industry. In 1958 we invented the Filterfan®, which continues to be recognized worldwide as a leading product to help manage the temperature in electrical enclosures. Our business philosophy: Protecting Man, Machine and the Environment.

Pfannenberg will be exhibiting at The Western New York Safety Conference

Pfannenberg will be exhibiting at The Western New York Safety Conference,  from 3rd April to 4th April 2019 at the Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino in Niagara Falls, NY. Visit booth #6 to learn more about audible and visual signaling solutions for industrial safety.

The focus of the 2019 WNY Safety Conference will be on “Enriching Your Safety Program” and Pfannenberg will share its expertise about the roles of visual and audible signaling devices in industrial manufacturing and quality assurance procedures.

With up to 800,000 workers every day suffering a work-related accident (worldwide), ensuring the best plant safety is crucial. Pfannenberg  will feature its PATROL® and PYRA® Series Sounders which indicate a wide range of different statuses and warn, alert and protect personnel and machines from danger.

Visual and audible signaling solutions from Pfannenberg help protect personnel from dangerous and life-threatening situations and narrow the risk gap associated with hazardous process systems and machinery.

>> Click here for more information about Pfannenberg’s Signaling Technology


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 – Protecting Man, Machine and the Environment.

 

New Redesigned and Updated 2019 North American Signaling Product Catalog

Pfannenberg is glad to announce its updated 2019 North American Signaling Catalog, featuring the complete North American focused audible and visual signals for industrial applications.

Redesigned to assist with product selection, the new catalog highlights indication, warning, and alarm solutions for automotive, metal manufacturing, material handling, cold storage, water/wastewater treatment, mining, heavy industry and maritime applications. Pfannenberg’s innovative 3D-Coverage approach gives customers a reliable tool to evaluate product performance based on physical space to be covered, personnel limitations like eye and ear protection, and special conditions.

The new catalog includes audible signaling devices, visual signaling devices, and combined signaling devices. Pfannenberg’s durable DS Sounders, PATROL® Sounders, PYRA® Flashing Lights, and Quadro LED-HI Lights carry an industry-leading factory-backed 10-year warranty. Also featured are PATROL® and PYRA® combined signaling products for enhanced safety in loud, bright, or dirty conditions featuring multiple tones for multiple events.

Pfannenberg’s unique 3-D Coverage approach creates transparency for signaling product performance and results in more efficient solutions. To ensure personnel safety, this approach takes into account the space needing to be covered, the standards or codes that must be met, and the detailed performance characteristics of visual and audible signaling devices needed. Pfannenberg’s 3D Audit methodology guides customers in selecting the most effective signaling to capture the attention of personnel, and to convey critical information on the nature of the alarm.

Download the catalog to get more information on how Pfannenberg provides protection for man, machine, and the environment with technically superior signaling devices.


About Pfannenberg

Established in 1954 by Otto Pfannenberg in Hamburg Germany, Pfannenberg is recognized as a leading global manufacturer of thermal management technologies within the Electro-technology Industry. In 1958 we invented the Filterfan®, which continues to be recognized worldwide as a leading product to help manage the temperature in electrical enclosures. Our business philosophy: Protecting Man, Machine and the Environment.

Pfannenberg and People Inc. Partnership

In 2017, a partnership between Pfannenberg and People Inc. was developed. People Inc. works with Businesses to employ individuals with developmental disabilities to secure and maintain meaningful work.

Today, this partnership provides work opportunities for six People Inc. employees who are part of the Pfannenberg’s family and are working on our Filterfans® line.  In addition Pfannenberg also provides work for 10 employees at the People Inc. location in Depew.

A few days ago, Pfannenberg was delighted to receive a testimonial from People Inc. stating the impact Pfannenberg has on People Inc. workers. Ken Levan, Business Service Manager at People Inc. states :“Workers have had a chance to learn and develop new skills, which are unlike anything they have learned before. These new skills have led to increased confidence in everyone involved, as well as an even greater desire to learn. One employee, in particular, works three days per week at Pfannenberg. He had a history of being nervous when trying any new job and would express, “I can’t do it,” even before trying. Since he began working at Pfannenberg, he has embraced new work with confidence and enthusiasm. The People Inc. crews, as a whole, have learned the importance of taking pride in their work, and show it by ensuring quality in each piece that is produced. In addition, they have obtained a better understanding of working as a team and helping each other when assistance is needed.

Pfannenberg is proud to contribute to People Inc. workers personal and professional development. As the testimony states Everyone within the Pfannenberg Company has embraced the People Inc. employees as coworkers. They are greeted warmly each morning and included in staff luncheons. Pfannenberg staff will also frequently engage in casual conversation with People Inc. employees, resulting in a sense of belonging. This past summer, our crew was so thrilled when each person was given a company shirt and hat”.

Last Christmas, Pfannenberg honored the People Inc. team with year end awards as a thank you and recognition for all of their hard work and contributions to our company as they helped us exceed our production quota for Filterfans®.

Pfannenberg is proud to work with People Inc. individuals, the hard work they perform and the smiles that they bring to Pfannenberg impacts all of our lives.

Click here to read People Inc. full testimonial.

 

Pfannenberg Chosen as a Prestigious R&D 100 Award Finalist

THE R&D 100 Awards Honor This Year’s 100 Best Innovations in Research and Development

Lancaster, NY:  Pfannenberg’s Kinetic System™ cooling technology named as one of this year’s 100 best innovations in research and development.

For over 55 years the R&D 100 Awards have recognized great R&D pioneers from established Fortune 500 companies and federally funded research institutions to academic and government labs. This year Pfannenberg has been recognized as an innovator making a difference for its revolutionary new electronics cooling technology, the Pfannenberg Kinetic System™ (PKS).

 

This new technology is perfect for those looking to reduce the energy, maintenance and footprint associated with traditional enclosure cooling units. Designed for indoor, outdoor, remote and wash-down applications that require a closed loop system to protect electronics, especially in harsh (dusty, oily, dirty) conditions. Visit https://www.pfannenbergusa.com/thermal-management/air-to-air-heat-exchangers/ to learn more.

“The legacy of the R&D 100 Awards program continues to impress me,” said R&D Magazine editor Laura Panjwani. “The caliber of the products recognized throughout the program’s decades-long history is truly exceptional.”

“Our focus on purposeful innovation – innovation that matters to our customers and the long-term environmental impact – is very much evident in our new Kinetic technology,” said Earl Rogalski, President – Pfannenberg Sales America, LLC“We are excited and honored to be part of such a prestigious list of innovators.”

In addition to Pfannenberg, other notable finalists this year include MIT, Toyota, NASA, Thermo Fisher Scientific, The Hong Kong Research Institute, Milliken & Company, The Dow Chemical Corporation and Los Alamos National Laboratory.

>> Click here to download the Press Release in PDF format.


About Pfannenberg: Established in 1954 by Otto Pfannenberg in Hamburg Germany. Pfannenberg is recognized as a leading global manufacturer of thermal management technologies within the Electro-technology Industry. In 1958 we invented the Filterfan®, which continues to be recognized worldwide as a leading product to help manage the temperature in electrical enclosures. Our business philosophy: Protecting Man, Machine and the Environment.

Come Join Pfannenberg at IMTS 2018

Please join us at McCormick Place, Chicago, IL from September 10th-15th.

The International Manufacturing Technology Show is one of the largest industrial trade shows in the world, featuring more than 2400 exhibiting companies and 115612 registrants.


Pfannenberg is a global manufacturer of products and solutions developed to keep critical plant operations online and personnel safe.  You’re invited  to visit Booth #121277 (East Building, Level 2) to learn more about our proven Thermal ManagementIndustrial Alarms and Liquid Cooling Solutions designed to keep your electronics cool, personnel safe and your machines running in any type of environments. Guaranteed!

Pfannenberg is proud to present for the first time its Revolutionary New Way to Cool your Electrical Enclosures!

Discover at IMTS Pfannenberg’s New PKS 3000 Series Air/Air Heat Exchangers, the Next Generation Cooling for Electrical Enclosures

Pfannenberg’s PKS 3000 Series Air to Air Heat Exchangers use a revolutionary next generation cooling technology that out-performs conventional heat exchangers and/or heat pipe solutions. One of the best technologies to use when there is a temperature difference between the internal target temperature and the surrounding temperature (∆T≥10°C) is air to air technology.

An air/air heat exchanger removes heat from inside of the enclosure to the cooler environment using the least amount of energy while still providing a closed loop ingress protection.

 

We will also be featuring demonstrations of the following products/solutions at the IMTS show in Chicago:

Air to Water Heat Exchangers: specifically designed for enclosure cooling in harsh areas.

Our PWS Air/Water Heat Exchangers are designed to fit into most existing AC enclosure cutouts and use existing glycol or water sources for cooling.

 

 

 

packaged compact chillerChillers: Pfannenberg’s chillers guarantee a central and cost-effective solution and perfectly answer industry’s need for precise temperature control and absolute reliability, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Design is compact, maintenance friendly and they easily match global requirements due to the flexibility in terms of certifications such as UL. CC Chillers are ideal for quick setup and trouble free operation.

 

 

 

“Signaling Confusion”: Did you ever notice that many of the buzzers and lights, sound and look the same across many of your lines? OEM machines typically come supplied with the same brands/types of buzzers and flashing lights.  Pfannenberg’s PATROL and PYRA Signaling Products are easy to install onto existing machines, they feature a durable, robust design, and have 80 different tones for 4 different events. Making your facility more safe.

 

 


More details at IMTS website:
http://www.imts.com/

Pfannenberg, the first Global Manufacturer to offer UL Listed Filterfans – Worldwide

TRUST IN THE ORIGINAL

Our invention of the Filterfan® in 1958 was a milestone in the area of industrial thermal management. Today Pfannenberg provides a wide range of different solutions for industrial thermal management and is thus one of the few specialists that can provide the appropriate devices for virtually all industrial thermal management requirements – worldwide.



With the UL Listed Certification Pfannenberg is the only global manufacturer who offers to its customers a certified robust product, dedicated to harsh environmental requirements, without further protection –  worldwide.


Easy Integration

UL Listed Filterfans® meet the demand of Pfannenberg global customers by helping them save time, efforts and money when their application needs to be UL approved.

Pfannenberg’s unique Filterfans® also feature an innovative “Click & Fit” mechanism with a patented 4-corner fastening system enabling safe and quick, tool-free installation allowing the filter medium to be replaced in seconds.

All in all, our Filterfans® 4.0™ contain 11 well-thought out patent protected features.

Recognized Quality

Being UL Listed proves that Pfannenberg Filterfans® follow industry standards and national safety standards. Pfannenberg Filterfans® are made from high quality, durable ABS plastic that stands up to shock, vibration and wide temperature ranges found in the industrial environment.

In addition to UL certification, Pfannenberg Filterfans® carry an out-of-the-box IP55, NEMA Type 12 system of protection. Optional Filterfan® models include an EMC and UV resistant designs.

Performance, Installation & Maintenance – YOUR ADVANTAGE

Pfannenberg Filterfans® offer an enormous degree of service, mounting and maintenance-friendliness due to:

  • Industry Standard integrations: Filterfans® can be seamlessly integrated into industry standard enclosure cut-outs.
  • Reduced Installation Costs: The patented 4-corner fastening system allows a tool-free installation in seconds and guarantees a secure hold.
  • Easy Maintenance: The design cover’s fastening system with grill supporting hinge requires only a single hand to replace the filter mat in seconds.
  • Optimized airflow: Airflow optimized fins and rotor blades guarantee maximum airflow with minimal energy consumption using high performance louvers and more surface area on fluted filter mats.
  • Extended Lifetime: With our fluted filter mats, Filterfans® reach NEMA Type 12 protection. Additionally, the fluted mats extend service life by 300% requiring less frequent replacements.
  • Additional Accessories: Filterfans® can be used with thermostats to reduce energy & maintenance costs. NEMA TYPE 3R/4/4x and IPx6 Rainhoods (see below) are also available in steel and stainless steel for outdoor and wash down applications.

>> Click here for more information about our Filterfan® range


Industry First UL Listed Rainhood Solution

Pfannenberg Rainhoods (Patent Pending) feature a robust design rated to NEMA TYPE 3R/4/4x and IPx6 when used with Pfannenberg Filterfans®.

Options include painted galvanized steel, stainless steel and FDA compliant food and beverage grade versions.

NEW Sanitary Rainhood: In addition to our standard painted and stainless steel designs, Pfannenberg also offers a specialty 4X stainless steel rainhood to meet the FDA compatible requirements found in Food & Beverage Manufacturing Facilities.


With the UL Listed certification, Pfannenberg proves once again that The Original Filterfan is the best choice to guarantee trusted Thermal Management, for all applications, worldwide.

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Pfannenberg becomes a proudly member of BEMA association


BEMA (Bakery Equipment Manufacturers and Allieds) is an international, non-profit trade association representing leading Bakery and Food Equipment manufacturers and suppliers, whose combined efforts in research and development have led to the continual improvement of the baking and food industries.

This affiliation confirms our commitment to the Baking Industry with our specifically designed Liquid Cooling Solutions perfectly adapted to aggressive ambient air environments and systems that require a very high IP class (up to IP 65).

To avoid operations grinding to a halt, specifically those with flour and high particulate in the air, Pfannenberg’s PWS Series Air to Water Heat Exchangers are an ideal solution for efficient, trouble free cooling for electrical enclosures.. Use an existing glycol or cool water source already available in the factory to cool your electrical cabinets.

If you need a cool liquid source, Pfannenberg also has a complete line of Chillers to complement our Air/Water Heat Exchangers.

 

Click here to learn more about the BEMA association

 

Topics: Air Water Heat ExchangersEnclosure CoolingThermal ManagementCompany News & Annoucements

Pfannenberg Cools Customers Worldwide


Pfannenberg’s North American headquarters are based in Lancaster, NY but the company serves customers around the globe with plants in Germany, Italy, China and recently Brazil.

Our internal company motto is “Sharing Competence” which allows worldwide teams to work together for a better understanding of our customers, providing dedicated service and solutions for projects globally.“This is the basis for our culture of innovation. We work closely with our internal teams, suppliers and customers to share information, developing an internal company know-how,” said Blaine Witt, Chief Sales Officer. “This process allows us to develop products and solutions based on what the market really demands.”

This strategy has not only contributed to receiving recognition as one of  “Western New York’s Fastest Growing Companies” for 2015 but also to global recognition as a recipient of a “Red Dot Award” award, won for our PYRA-MA Flashing Sounder.

Having manufacturing centers worldwide “allows our teams to work together to support the customer’s needs on every continent,” Witt said. “Looking forward, as technology evolves, our innovation will allow us to build new products that are intelligent and able to communicate with other systems.”

Our global presence and market know-how is a real competitive advantage as our Enclosure Thermal Management products help some of the largest companies worldwide stay cool and safe, protecting and keeping electronic equipment running to avoid costly downtime. We also manufacture visual and audible signaling devices for security, industrial fire alarms, building, industrial process, disaster warning, hazardous areas, light art and illumination.”

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