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 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.