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Robust – mobile – perfect: Pepperl+Fuchs presents new Pad-Ex® 01 P12 tablet for hazardous areas

22 May 2024

With the Pad-Ex® 01 P12, Pepperl+Fuchs is launching a new tablet for professional use in hazardous areas in Zone 2/22, Division 2. The tablet is equipped with the Windows 11 Pro 64-bit operating system, thus offering maximum efficiency for demanding tasks and impressing with numerous other advantages: it has an ultra-thin and lightweight housing with a widescreen display and is nevertheless exceptionally robust. Thanks to its compact and lightweight design, the device is ideal for outdoor use.

The Pad-Ex® 01 P12 is the first explosion-proof tablet to support powerful application due to the 12th generation Intel Core i5 processors based on the Intel Alder Lake platform, enabling a particularly high level of performance. The tablet works significantly faster than previous models with 8th generation processors. The model is also equipped with modern Intel Iris Xe graphics. This provides sufficient computing power to process large amounts of data, images, and video feeds in real time.

Capacitive 11.6-inch FHD display for crystal-clear, high-resolution images

The Pad-Ex® 01 P12 is certified to protection class IP64, thereby protected against the ingress of dust and splash water on all sides. It also offers a very long battery life of up to 14 hours, which ensures uninterrupted, parallel operation of multiple applications with minimal risk of failure. In addition, the tablet features a capacitive 11.6-inch FHD display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels and DynaVue technology. Thanks to a brightness of up to 1,000 cd/m², the display offers exceptional readability even in direct sunlight. In addition, the model offers four modern touch modes – glove, pen, water, and finger – so that it is optimized for both indoor and outdoor applications and allows maximum accuracy in any environment.

In addition, the Pad-Ex® 01 P12 is characterized by maximum flexibility: The tablet has an optional desktop docking interface, so it can be quickly and easily transformed into a PC and seamlessly integrated into office and corporate networks. State-of-the-art technologies such as Thunderbolt 4, Intel Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.3 transfer data at extremely high speeds. The Pad-Ex® 01 P12 can optionally be equipped with an extremely slim and powerful 2D barcode scanner from Honeywell. Another decisive advantage: with the Pad-Ex® 01 P12, customers receive an integrated complete solution from a single source. The Pepperl+Fuchs brand ECOM Instruments provides all hardware and software components, digital services and associated services in-house. In addition, thanks to an extensive network of local Pepperl+Fuchs contacts, user companies benefit from fast, direct and competent support at all times – worldwide.

Tablet for use in particularly harsh and hazardous environments

The Pad-Ex® 01 P12 meets the demanding requirements of mobile workers who rely on robust technologies that are ATEX/IECEx-certified and can therefore be used in explosion-protected areas. This allows to streamline workflows and improve productivity in even the harshest environments. The tablet uses the latest technologies so that users in potentially explosive atmospheres can easily master the constantly changing requirements of everyday work. The Pad-Ex® 01 P12 is ideal for use in highly demanding sectors such as warehousing, field service and logistics. The tablet is predestined for use in particularly hazardous areas and sectors such as hydrogen production, the chemical, oil and gas industries and for the mobile management of large-scale facilities, including inspection, maintenance and operation.

“With the Pad-Ex® 01 P12, we are providing the world's first fully ruggedized 11.6-inch ATEX/IECEx tablet with a 12th generation Intel processor. It is characterized by its slim and compact design for the modern mobile workforce. The combination of durability, outstanding performance and a large display makes the device an ideal complement to desktop PCs, laptops or wall-mounted displays and can even replace them completely. This makes the Pad-Ex® 01 P12 a solid, reliable, and indispensable companion for mobile, computer-supported work in hazardous areas,” explains Joerg Hartleb, Head of Product Management at Pepperl+Fuchs subsidiary ECOM Instruments.


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