Pepperl+Fuchs Invests in Industrial Communication

Pepperl+Fuchs decided to expand its offering of Ethernet communication products and field-interfacing devices through the acquisition of US-based pioneer in industrial Ethernet communication Comtrol Corporation

  • January 31, 2019
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  • Pepperl+Fuchs Invests in Industrial Communication
    Pepperl+Fuchs Invests in Industrial Communication

Pepperl+Fuchs has announced the acquisition of Comtrol Corporation effective February 1st, 2019. Comtrol is an US-based pioneer in industrial Ethernet communication and IO-Link gateway products known for its RocketPort® product family, among others. Comtrol’s technologies will complement Pepperl+Fuchs’ portfolio of Sensorik4.0® sensor solutions and interface technologies that includes AS-Interface, IO-Link masters, and industrial connectivity.

Pepperl+Fuchs industry 4.0 strategy

Expanding its offering of Ethernet communication products and field-interfacing devices ties into Pepperl+Fuchs’ Industry 4.0 strategy and will allow the company to provide even more solutions that close the gap between field devices and the control level.
“An enhanced Pepperl+Fuchs IO-Link product range will help our customers improve the flow of data from field devices to the control level and the cloud. Customers will be able to turn to a single, trusted partner to help develop their newest digital business processes,” says Reiner Müller, President of the Factory Automation Division at Pepperl+Fuchs.
 

Graduated in political sciences and international relations in Paris, Anis joined the team in early 2019. Editor for IEN Europe and the new digital magazine AI IEN, he is a new tech enthusiast. Also passionate about sports, music, cultures and languages. 

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