New ProductsMarch 19, 2024

VisuNet FLX HMI series

Pepperl + Fuchs FLX extended temperature

Pepperl+Fuchs VisuNet FLX HMI series now offers extended temperature range.

Pepperl+Fuchs is expanding the VisuNet FLX HMI series with a new option, making it even more flexible. The series offers various HMI systems for a wide range of applications and installation requirements in ATEX/IECEx Zone 2/22, NEC 500 Div. 2, and non-Ex areas. The modular “one-fits-all” design allows for the precise HMI solution configuration and enables easy and quick adaptation in the field. It will now also offer an extended temperature range.

In addition to the stainless-steel housing, a new aluminum housing is now available in the VisuNet FLX series. This means that the FLX can also be used in extended temperature ranges from -20 °C to +50 °C, making it perfect for outdoor applications. The aluminum housing not only provides optimal heat dissipation, but also high temperature resistance.

To ensure good readability at all times, even in very bright lighting conditions, the FLX has an optically bonded display. With the housing, additional sun shields can be attached to the sides, top edge, and rear as required. They also serve as protection against rain and other environmental conditions. And, like the stainless-steel version, the aluminum housing is approved for explosion-hazardous areas.

As before, the modular design of the popular FLX solutions provides additional advantages, including the ability to upgrade to future processor generations on demand by easily replacing a thin client or PC unit. This feature makes the FLX solutions a future-oriented investment. Similarly, display units, and power supplies can be replaced easily during service work, keeping costly downtimes to a minimum. This “one size fits all” principle also opens up new potential for OEMs and machine builders by simplifying inventories and enabling quick customization based on end customer application requirements.