Intrinsically Safe Mobile Devices
The Pepperl+Fuchs brand ecom is a leading manufacturer of comprehensive solutions for intrinsically safe mobile computing and industrial communication in hazardous areas.
Ensuring Safety across the Globe
Explosion protection is a matter of trust. That is why ecom sets the highest standards by collaborating directly with their customers. Only by working together can we tailor our solutions in conjunction with ecom to your exact requirements. Their global service network allows us to integrate this concept into the life cycle of their products and our solutions. Personalised support is always just a phone call away.
Organisations within hazardous areas, are starting to realise how mobility solutions can benefit their business. Today, the focus is on technologies that reduce costs and improve efficiency. Game-changing breakthroughs in mobile computing and communication technologies are enabling industries to improve workforce productivity, data quality, and the speed and accuracy of decision-making. The Internet of Things (IoT) will become increasingly important in the industrial sector and will change the way companies deploy labor to use resources more effectively.
Intrinsically Safe Mobile Devices Portfolio
Developed completely in-house, the intrinsically safe Android 9 smartphone Smart-Ex® 02 has a large 5-inch display made of scratch-resistant Gorilla® Glass, an ergonomic design, advanced features, and optimised accessories. With an extended temperature range, the Smart-Ex® 02 is designed for the most demanding Zone 1/21 and Div. 1 environments.
As a 4G/LTE capable Android smartphone and mobile computer, the SmartEx® 01 efficiently modernises communication and collaboration between mobile workers, control side, and backend systems. This new level of online connectivity and coverage leads to improved work processes and reduced costs. The Smart Ex®01 supports a wide range of industrial applications such as the “man down alarm” that sends warning messages including position information. It can also be used to access online documents, digital photos, and videos.
The Ex-Handy 10 for Zone 1/21 and Div. 1 is optimised for future industrial applications and covers a wide range of applications from pure communication to push-to-talk. As a complete proprietary development, the new feature phone generation is based on a sophisticated technology and offers suitable accessories from a single source. Due to Pepperl+Fuchs’ global presence, users benefit from quick and direct support on-site.
The Android-based tablet Tab-Ex® for explosion-hazardous areas offers the oil and gas, petrochemical, chemical, and pharmaceutical industries new customer-oriented mobile solutions for location-independent access to company data. Compact, lightweight, and certified for Zones 1/21 and 2/22, as well as Div 1. and Div.2, this tablet supports the “Mobile Worker” in handling various tasks and applications (asset surveys, material tracking, operator rounds, inspection and maintenance).
In addition to its large display, the explosion-proof tablet PC Pad-Ex® 01 DZ2 features speedy fifth generation Intel®-Core™ i5/i7 CPUs and supports Windows® 10/Pro. Battery life lasts up to seven hours. The combination of robust usability and computing power suits this mobile device for outdoor use in any environment: It complements or even substitutes for desktop PCs, laptops, or wall-mounted displays.
The rugged, powerful Smart-Ex® Watch 01 introduces a new type of hands-free communication and navigation via advanced voice control and wrist gestures. A rotating bezel allows for intuitive, quick, and easy scrolling through apps and instructions—even with gloves. This enables greater protection for employees.
The CUBE 800 dual-camera system with HD optics and thermal imaging technology delivers videos, images, and indications based on hot spots. They can be displayed and saved on mobile devices, and even shared via the Onsight Connect platform. CUBE 800 is suitable for attaching to hard hats, headbands, or monopods that enable visuals to be captured in hard-to-reach places.
Designed for push-to-talk communication in harsh industrial environments and Zone 1/21 and Div. 1 hazardous areas, the RSM-Ex 01 intrinsically safe remote speaker microphone offers operating times of up to 78 hours. Mobile workers benefit from a clear audio signal and multi-functional buttons that allow for intuitive operation, even when wearing gloves.
The intrinsically safe barcode scanner/RFID reader Ident-Ex® is an efficient solution for challenging scan operations in explosion-hazardous areas. Due to its modular design, this robust handheld can be adapted to the requirements of different scan tasks. Different read head modules are available and can be easily changed. The Ident-Ex 01 uses Blueotooth for pairing with ecom base devices or any other mobile device.
The i.roc® Ci70 –Ex is the latest product from the well-known i-roc® range. This intrinsically safe handheld computer combines state-of-the-art technology with a flexible, modular head concept for diverse identification systems like LF, HF, and UHF RFID, or 1-D barcode laser scanners and 2-D multi-range barcode imagers. It offers many global approvals for use in explosion-hazardous areas—from ATEX and ATEX mining, through IECEx, to NEC and MSHA mining.
BLE beacons are small Bluetooth beacons that emit a signal at periodic intervals. With Bluetooth 4.0 support, these beacons are compatible with popular smartphones and tablets and can be recognized by these devices over a distance of up to 200 m. This enables solutions for lone worker protection, physical access control, guard control systems, visitor guidance systems, and even indoor localisation.