Check Out Pfannenberg’s New Industry Specific Web Section

We just introduced a new section on our website to provide educational resources and access to in-depth knowledge about innovative thermal management, liquid cooling and signaling solutions and how they apply to specific industry group.

From automobiles to steel mills, water treatment to bottling, gas detection to traffic signaling, we have the Thermal Management Solutions, Signaling Systems and expertise to keep your processes moving!

The site includes infographics, process descriptions, product solutions, case studies, and articles for six main industry groups and more than twenty subcategories, comprising the most comprehensive educational resource of its kind available:

  • Food and Beverage (Commercial Baking, Meat, Poultry, Seafood Processing, Bottling, Canning and Beverage Processing)
  • Industrial Data (Micro Data Centers, Edge Computing, Retail Warehouses)
  • Manufacturing (Steel, Paper, Glass, Material Handling, Plastic/Rubber, Wood, Printing/Packaging)
  • Infrastructure (Water and Wastewater Treatment, Airport and Roadways)
  • Energy (Battery Energy Storage and Charging, System Integrators, Green Energy Systems)
  • Automotive

The new site resources are designed to meet the increasing demand for industry-specific education for thermal management and signaling” said Jon LaPorta, VP, Marketing and Sales, Pfannenberg USA.  “We recognize a need to help people with various levels of knowledge understand the benefits of these technologies and how they fit into their processes.

Pfannenberg’s thermal management solutions for enclosure electronics range from the highly energy-efficient Original Filterfan® to the PWS Air/Water Heat Exchangers that can remove a considerable amount of heat while isolating sensitive electronics from a corrosive atmosphere outside of the enclosure.

Signaling solutions are also critically important to keeping employees safe and systems running smoothly Pfannenberg has developed a broad range of audible and visual signaling technologies to indicate the status of a machine, process, or test procedure, a warning of a dangerous situation, or required corrective action. An alarm to alert personnel of life-threatening and emergencies.

Access the new industry group pages here: https://www.pfannenbergusa.com/solutions/pfannenberg-industry-groups/

Now Available: DTS 34X1C and 36X1C Series Cooling Units – Highest Capacity For Industrial Enclosures

Are you interested in discovering the latest in high powered, durable, and efficient enclosure cooling technology? We are pleased to announce the launch of the New DTS 34X1C and DTS 36X1C Series Cooling Units which offer many benefits: higher capacity, more efficient design, and an even more robust build for long service life.

The new DTS 34X1C and DTS 36X1C Cooling Units (in replacement of our DTS 34X1 and 36X1 models) feature the highest cooling capacity in the smallest possible footprint.

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The DTS 34X1C delivers 1.5ton of cooling capacity at normal operation, and the DTS 36X1C up to 2ton capacity. Both units are designed with the same dimensions and mounting cutout so that they can be easily interchanged depending on cooling demand. They are also backwards compatible with Pfannenberg’s older designs, making them a versatile option for enclosure cooling. The refrigeration system has been totally redesigned, however, to ensure a longer and more robust service life.

The DTS units’ electrical system has been updated to include a smaller and simpler power connecter, which reduces the protrusion of the connecter into the cabinet and in turn frees up valuable real estate. Other features include an easy panel access and a front status LED display, which help to simplify maintenance and lengthen your service intervals. What’s more, these cooling units were built with an “open design” so critical components can be accessed easily during maintenance. These design updates helping end users to focus on uptime and prevent disruptions to operation.

Other features, like active condensate management, coated corrosion resistance condenser coils, and high flow evaporator fans, are designed for success in critical applications.

These units are ideal for high heat loads, especially in high horsepower drive enclosures. They are available in a range of different NEMA or UL Type ratings – 12/3R/4/4X – and different voltages. Soon, options for low ambient, integrated heater, and Modbus connectivity will be available as well.

 

The new DTS 34X1C and 36X1C will replace the old DTS 34X1 and 36X1 models. Please contact your local Pfannenberg Sales representative for availability of the older design or reach out to sales@pfannenbergusa.com for more information.

For more information about the updated DTS cooling units, click here!.

Pfannenberg Offers 24/7 Service to Support Thermal Management Equipment Whenever Customers Need it Most

Preventative maintenance, rapidly available spare parts, and more ensure maximum uptime!

As the days get longer and the air gets hotter, Summer season bring along its share of overheating electronics leading to machine downtimes. To help our customers dealing with the stress of summer heat, Pfannenberg offers extensive service and support program, which includes installation and commissioning, in-house and on-site repairs, preventative maintenance, spare parts, and extended warranties.

Even in the midst of the current global health crisis, the company’s international Services & Support team is available 24/7 to support customers with their Thermal Management and Process Cooling Equipment.

Of course, occasional equipment challenges and related downtime can’t be fully avoided. Pfannenberg’s goal is to minimize any downtime customer machines may experience due to a failure. As a result, the company’s comprehensive service team is guaranteed to be available whenever and wherever customers need. This guaranteed availability minimizes downtime, enabling customers to keep vital processes up and running consistently.

For customers who want to minimize downtime and reduce unscheduled maintenance, preventative maintenance (PM) is critically important. Regular preventative maintenance programs schedule service for optimal times, often during periods of planned downtime. This makes essential maintenance services more cost effective, and ensures that equipment is always performing well. Planning service needs during scheduled downtime ensures that customers can maintain efficiency and profitability. Pfannenberg can even manage the maintenance timing for customers, tracking units being maintained, spare parts needed, and more.

Quick access to spare parts is essential to optimizing uptime. Pfannenberg’s Global Parts Program ensures that spare parts are always available to customers worldwide. What’s more, spare part kits, bundled with the most frequently requested spare parts for each range of products, are always available to ensure top reliability and rapid service speed. Pfannenberg ensures fast and global delivery of spare parts to enable customers to reduce possible downtime to a minimum!

Do you need service? Fill out our Service Request form or download our Service Brochure to learn more!

An important update from Pfannenberg on COVID-19

 

A message from Earl Rogalski, President

Pfannenberg Sales America

As the global COVID-19 pandemic continues, I wanted to share a quick Pfannenberg update.  Our priority remains the safety of our colleagues and all our efforts are focused on ensuring just that.  At the same time, we fully recognize how critical our products are to so many critical industries – those fighting the global pandemic.

Critical Industry Support

Pfannenberg has implemented a robust and connected remote work policy and we’ve adopted a comprehensive operations schedule.  Combined, we are ready to support all the critical industries – distribution, food and beverage, pharma, energy and so many more – with Pfannenberg products.  We’ll either ship from our sizable inventory or produce per order.

Technical and Commercial Support

For those who need technical or commercial support, our team of experts are standing by to help.  Let us know how you’d like to connect – GoToMeeting, SKYPE, FaceTime or any other method.

Above all, we send our sincere wishes for your continued health and safety.

Pfannenberg Announces PMF LED-Hi Multifunction Light

Ultra bright LED technology ideal for indoor and outdoor use in industrial applications

Lancaster, NY – Pfannenberg, Inc., a leading global manufacturer of Thermal Management and Signaling Technologies, announces the PMF LED-Hi LED multifunction light, ideal for both indoor and outdoor use in industrial environments, including automotive, plant construction and logistics, open-cast mining, heavy industry, and maritime applications. Equipped with three signal options, eight different operating modes, and a wide signaling area of up to 1350 feet, the PMF LED-Hi offers day/night reduction, individually switchable sectors and inrush current limitation. It is highly insensitive to vibration and has a service life exceeding 50,000 operating hours.

The versatile PMF LED-Hi offers three 3 different signaling modes, including:

  • A blinking light that is highly efficient for permanent warning;
  • A flashing light, which is brighter than comparable xenon flashing light;
  • A rotating beacon effect, without mechanical rotating mirrors.

The availability of eight operating modes means users can switch off individual sectors to align signaling precisely and avoid unwanted reflections or glare.

The multifunction light is available in all common signal colors and can be adapted to specific applications. When the lens is clear, the light offers 315 candela (cd) flash brightness for large areas and outdoors. The signal lamp can withstand temperatures from -40 to +55 °C and is resistant to shock and vibrations, making it a good choice for harsh environments.

Despite its long operating time and large operating voltage and signaling area, the PMF LED-Hi features low current consumption. With a nominal voltage of 24VDC and a wide-range power supply, higher supply voltages can be compensated. The standard inrush current suppression ensures further energy savings.

The LED-Hi is available in three versions for use in safety-relevant applications (SIL / PL) or for ambient temperatures up to 70 °C.


Any question? Please click here to contact our Signaling Product Manager for additional information.


Pfannenberg concludes exclusive agreement on thermal management solutions with the BMW Group

Thermal management specialist Pfannenberg has concluded an exclusive agreement with the BMW Group on thermal management solutions for the production plants at all sites worldwide.


Picture Source: BMW AG

Pfannenberg’s energy-efficient, low-maintenance and long-lasting thermal management solutions as well as our global presence were decisive in the conclusion of this partnership. Depending on site, environment and application, we offer a wide range of thermal management solutions – from filterfans® and air/air heat exchangers to air/water heat exchangers and cooling units.

The perfect cooling solution for any requirement

Whether painting or assembly work, manufacturing in the automotive industry uses many different processes at the same time and production efficiency is a top priority. Cooling requirements vary depending on the application, and a precise analysis of the needs is necessary to define the appropriate performance. Otherwise, an oversized system can lead to higher energy consumption. In this area, Pfannenberg offers the right thermal management solution for every cooling requirement and ensures an energy-efficient and smooth production sequence. In particular, Pfannenberg’s ECool series cooling units stand out for their high performance, intelligent control and exceptionally easy-to-maintain design.

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We are very pleased about this cooperation and look forward to the coming years as a partner of the BMW Group. Thanks to the outstanding cooperation of the technical team, the customer service and our account managers, we can offer the BMW Group a convincing all-round packagesays Jan Lautenschläger, Germany Sales Director at Pfannenberg.In the production area, an energy-efficient cooling concept is becoming increasingly important and here in particular regarding the CO² emissions along the production chain. Major customers such as BMW are demanding a respective company-wide solution with a sustainable concept for the future. Here, the focus is clearly on energy efficiency and perceivable quality.

Convincing energy efficiency and ease of maintenance

BMW group’s main requirements were focused on energy efficiency and maintenance needs. Thanks to the installation of test Cooling Units, Pfannenberg convinced in particular with the εCOOL series. A realistic energy consumption analysis facilitated the simulation of the expected energy consumption in various production sites. This analysis showed that due to low ambient temperatures, the real environment will often not require the unit to run at full power. This is where the Pfannenberg’s intelligent energy-saving mode comes into play, with the “cooling mode” being triggered when the required cabinet temperature is exceeded. In addition, the standardized installation dimensions and housing cutouts allow easy replacement of cooling units and quick adaptation to changing environmental conditions and applications.

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.