Your Future Automation—Pepperl+Fuchs Invites You to Its First Online Summit

Five days of solutions, trends, and digital networking

Pepperl+Fuchs’ 2020 Online Summit is a free digital platform that will allow customers and other
interested parties to learn about the latest trends and solutions in factory and process
automation—even during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Your Future Automation” is the motto for Pepperl+Fuchs’ first online summit, which will take place from July
20 – 24. This free, fully digital event offers customers and other interested parties a way to get in touch with
industrial sensor and electrical explosion protection experts and learn about the latest solutions and trends in
the fields of factory and process automation. On each day of the summit, participants will be able to access
keynotes, live shows, and panel discussions on a different topic from the field of automation technology via a
browser-based online platform.
These topics include:
• Digital Kanban Management
• Mobile Devices and Services Drive Digital Transformation
• Smart Intralogistics Solutions with RFID and LiDAR Technology
• Ethernet Advanced Physical Layer (Ethernet APL)
• The Power of 3-D Measurement Technology
In the networking lounge, participants will also have the opportunity to talk to other attendees and experts
from Pepperl+Fuchs and its partner companies. Other digital content, such as technical white papers,
videos, and presentations, will be available for free download. All content areas will be offered in English and
will be presented in both the morning and afternoon to enable interested parties from all over the world to
participate without being tied to time zones.
We miss you! Even in this time of limited social interaction, we would like to stay in touch with you, our
customers. That is why we are holding our first online summit from July 20 – 24. For five exciting and
informative days, we will address topics that are propelling us forward. Everything will revolve around usercentered digitalization. What better way to communicate this than with a digital event tailored to the interests
of our customers?” comments Dr. Gunther Kegel, Chairman of the Executive Board of Pepperl+Fuchs AG.
Register Now
Interested in attending? Register for Pepperl+Fuchs’ free online summit at www.pepperl-fuchs.com/summit.
Main Topics
Digital Kanban Management
It is hard to imagine manufacturing without Kanban systems and the advantages they offer. Nevertheless,
error-prone, manual processes and low digitalization still leave plenty of room for improvement. Bosch
Connected Industry (BCI), Pepperl+Fuchs, and Neoception have joined forces to develop a scalable system
that prepares Kanban racks for Industry 4.0 and is equally suitable for greenfield projects and retrofits.
Mobile Devices and Services Drive Digital Transformation
Smartphones, tablets, and digital workflows have become an integral part of modern work environments. As
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the global market leader for intrinsically safe mobile devices, the Pepperl+Fuchs brand ecom supports its
customers from configuration and management to the analysis and evaluation of (real-time) device data. The
result? A sophisticated mobile worker concept that enables lean processes, improves data quality, and
contributes to increased productivity and employee safety.
Smart Intralogistics Solutions with RFID and LiDAR Technology
Precisely coordinated materials and goods flows require more than just individual components: They need
well designed and innovative solutions that cover everything from custom sensor technology, infrastructure
components, and cabling to system integration and software development. Along with several customers,
Pepperl+Fuchs will showcase projects that demonstrate how RFID and LiDAR technology can be used to
create these custom solutions.
Ethernet Advanced Physical Layer (Ethernet APL)
With the new Ethernet advanced physical layer (Ethernet APL), Pepperl+Fuchs and other companies are
laying the foundation for future IoT applications in the process industry. The new physical layer enables field
devices to be directly connected to higher-level systems, allowing consistent, transparent, and uniform
communication across all hierarchical levels for the first time. In doing so, Ethernet APL combines all the
experience and requirements of the process industry: long cable runs, twisted-pair cables, interoperability,
and use in hazardous areas up to Zone 0/Class 1, Div. 1.
The Power of 3-D
Efforts to achieve 100 % quality while reducing conversion times as a result of Industry 4.0 are creating
increasingly complex engineering challenges in a range of industries. To implement the necessary
measurement, quality, and positioning tasks, Pepperl+Fuchs and its subsidiaries VMT, 3D.aero, and Espace
6D are offering unique end-to-end solutions in the field of 3-D measurement technology. These transfer
traditional tasks to a digital environment, thus furthering the development of the “digital twin.”
Pepperl+Fuchs is one of the world’s leading providers of industrial sensors and explosion protection. Based
on an intense dialogue with our customers for more than 70 years we continue to develop new components
and solutions, which support their applications the best way possible. For the landmark topic Industrie 4.0
(Industrial Internet of Things) we develop innovative technologies that pave the way to the digital networked
production and to data transfer across all hierarchy levels – even beyond companies’ boundaries.
Industrial sensors: focus on the market
Market-specific solutions dominate an extensive portfolio of industrial sensors that covers all applications the
market requires from today’s automation technology. From the inductive and capacitive to the photoelectrical
and highly precise ultrasonic sensors, identification systems and many more Pepperl+Fuchs offers all current
operating principles in a broad variety.
Sensorik4.0® provides sensor technology for Industrie 4.0. Our technologies enable sensors without
difficulty to communicate horizontally within the production process and to exchange data vertically – even
into higher-level information systems such as MES or ERP.
Process interfaces: secure applications
Components and technologies for use in hazardous areas are designed to fit the most specific requirements
in the industries we serve. They guarantee maximum availability at maximum safety. Isolated barriers, signal
isolators, remote I/O or fieldbus systems, HMIs and many other technologies offer solutions for a wide range
of applications including certified packaged solutions and all types of explosion protection.
Ex-Protection4.0 brings digital networked Industrie 4.0-production structures to process industries. With
concept studies like Ethernet for Process Automation integrated communication throughout all levels of an
automation system via Ethernet becomes feasible – for the first time ever even down to the filed level.

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