Enclosure & Electronics Cooling, Liquid Cooling and Signaling Solutions

Jon LaPorta

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Pfannenberg Signaling Alarms Notify Personnel and Community of Chlorine Gas Leak

Posted by Jon LaPorta on Sep 14, 2016 1:51:25 PM


In 2015 Pfannenberg provided signaling notification appliances (alarm horns and strobes) to the North Tonawanda Wastewater Treatment Facility as part of their new Gas Detection Alarm System. On the evening of Tuesday, September 13, 2016 there was a very small chlorine gas leak. Pfannenberg's PATROL Signaling Alarms were triggered through the system notifying plant personnel and surrounding area. The alarms could heard up to a mile away from the facility.

>> All clear given following chlorine leak (VIDEO)

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Topics: Industrial Safety & Signaling Solutions, Wastewater Treatment, Gas Detection, Alarms

Pfannenberg Invests in Industrial IoT (Internet of Things) Software Development Company

Posted by Jon LaPorta on Jul 5, 2016 3:07:25 PM

As companies move forward implementing Industry 4.0 infrastructures and strategies, the need for connected equipment grows. Companies will require the ability for systems to support remote monitoring, firmware updates and preventative maintenance diagnostics. Working with Cybus (Hamburg, Germany) we will be able to meet the IoT needs of our customers.

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Topics: Internet of Things, IoT, Industrial Internet, Industry 4.0

Protect Sensitive Electronics from Damaging Condensation

Posted by Jon LaPorta on May 7, 2015 11:51:00 AM

from damaging condensation caused by changes in temperature or humidity.

Pfannenberg’s New PFH-T Compact Fan Heater is perfect for maintaining the precise temperatures and condensation management required for the proper function of electronics .

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Topics: Thermal Management

Pfannenberg joins the Buffalo Manufacturing Works Founders Council

Posted by Jon LaPorta on May 1, 2015 9:00:00 AM

Pfannenberg's North American headquarters are located in WNY. Over the last few years this rust belt region has begun to see a rebirth in development and investment in manufacturing and jobs. As a FastTrack company for the last several years we have been one of the many companies leading the manufacturing growth in our region.
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Topics: Community Involvement

10-Year Warranty on Select Industrial Signaling Products

Posted by Jon LaPorta on Jan 12, 2015 10:29:00 AM

We are aware of the durability and versatility of our products, which are used all over the world and would like to pass these higher quality standards on to our customers in the form of a 10-year warranty," says Volker Matthies, Global Product Manager Signaling Technology at Pfannenberg. 

The 10-year wasounders (audible alarms) from the PATROL and PYRA series which have been certified since the beginning of 2013 according to the latest EU regulations EN 54-3 and/or EN 54-23. Also included are the impact resistant Quadro series flashing and LED lights for harsh environments and the DS sounders with an especially high-level IP protection. Each signaling device has the respective international approvals.

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Topics: Industrial Safety & Signaling Solutions

See Pfannenberg's New Enclosure Cooling Solutions at #PACKEXPO

Posted by Jon LaPorta on Nov 3, 2014 5:55:49 PM

Filterfans®, Air Conditioners, Air Water Heat Exchangers, Packaged Chillers & Signaling Technologies:

If you are in Chicago this week at Pack Expo, stop by booth #8666 and learn more about our enclosure cooling and signaling technologies for the food processing and packaging industry. At the show we are featuring our Pfannenberg Liquid Solutions™, learn how our liquid cooling solutions can reduce your energy costs, reduce downtime and lower your maintenance costs.
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Topics: Air Water Heat Exchangers, Enclosure Cooling, Water Cooling, Packaged Chillers

Vern to the Office!

Posted by Jon LaPorta on Oct 31, 2014 4:17:00 PM

Pfannenberg would like to wish one of our blue line employees a happy "2nd" retirement. Vern Agee retired several years ago from GM after working there 30 years. Looking to keep busy after retirement from GM, Vern came to work for Pfannenberg on our blue line doing assembly work for our cooling products. We asked Vern about how he's going to spend his retirement and he said he's looking forward to spending time with his family, going to the Gym, driving his Camaro and traveling.

Our production line is going to really miss him. Each day we would hear the familiar "Vern to the office" paged over the intercom and a resounding "VERN" cheered out by all of the production workers (like Norm on the classic sitcom "Cheers"). Good luck and thank you for your work here at Pfannenberg.
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Topics: North America

Pfannenberg Launches New Video to Celebrate 60 Years

Posted by Jon LaPorta on Oct 22, 2014 5:54:25 PM

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Happy National Manufacturing Day

Posted by Jon LaPorta on Oct 3, 2014 1:05:53 PM

Today October 3, 2014 marks National Manufacturing day. This is a day for manufacturers to support young people pursuing careers in manufacturing and engineering. This past week Pfannenberg exhibited at WEFTEC which is a show that focuses on products and services targeting the Water Industry. As I walked the mile long exhibit floor it was amazing to see the number of manufacturers exhibiting innovative products that were developed and manufactured here in the USA. My hope is that here in America we continue this innovation and manufacturing traditions. As manufacturers we have to inspire young people and make them aware of the types of jobs that are available in science, math, technology and engineering.
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Safest Way to Cool with Water

Posted by Jon LaPorta on Oct 1, 2014 1:51:43 PM

Electronics Cooling with an Air to Water Heat Exchanger

Water is the most efficient form of heat removal. Using an air to water heat exchanger allows you to safely cool your electronics using water, while also keeping external contaminants from entering your enclosure. Air to water heat exchangers also offer the advantage of being low maintenance while using significantly less energy than traditional methods.
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