FOOD & BEVERAGE
Our F&B solutions include our sanitary NEMA 4X rated thermal management products such as Chillers and PWS Air/Water Heat Exchangers, which keep heat, chemicals, and particulate from damaging your automated machines, and reduce the risk of downtime. And in a food plant, which may be entirely refrigerated by ammonia, we offer visual and audible alarms which provide notifications and alerts for gases, potentially avoiding a mass incident.
Pairing the right products to the given environment are keys to avoid downtime and reduce costs. High ambient, oily, and dirty areas require unique thermal management which is quite different from that used in cleaner plants. From traditional and electric powertrain manufacturing to full assembly, our products are used by the world’s largest automakers to cool electronic enclosures and keep vehicles rolling off the assembly lines.
Transportation systems, communication networks, sewage, and water plants, each have their own unique environments. You will find Pfannenberg products keeping the VFDs that run the pumps cool, providing visual and audible alarms to protect personnel from hazardous gases, cooling road side computers that operate the electronic toll systems, and thermal management systems to maintain the electronics that support the power grids.
Low voltage variable frequency drives (VFDs) are at the heart of every manufacturing operation. We assist OEMs, system integrators, and end-users incorporate thermal management into their enclosures, ensuring protection from failure. For notifications, plants rely on our PATROL & PYRA® Signaling Devices,which are designed for extreme temperatures and withstand exposure to dust, liquids, water spray, and corrosives.
As computer networks move from clean environmentally controlled rooms and closer to the “edge” of manufacturing, a unique challenge exists: computer servers, network switches and other equipment have to be re-packaged into sealed enclosures to protect them from dirt, oil, and heat. We help manufacturers find solutions to remove heat and protect the integrity of the enclosure to avoid early failure of these sensitive electronics.
Pfannenberg products are used in renewable energy systems worldwide to maintain the operation of critical electrical components. This includes Filterfans and DTS Cooling Units for wind turbines and inverter systems for solar, hydro, and geothermal power. Liquid cooling is an ideal solution for spindle motors and automation drives for solar inverters. One particular application protects the electronics in the world’s largest solar tower.