Pfannenberg, a worldwide leader in thermal management and signaling technology, has introduced PATROL Series PA X 5, a new generation of 105 dB(A) industrial flashing sounders. The sounders fulfill numerous requirements for warning individuals about hazardous situations or production problems in factories, water and waste treatment facilities, commercial offices, sports arenas, hotels, and other buildings, as well as aboard ships. Applications include: evacuation signals in the event of fire, toxic gas leak, or chemical spill; promoting safety around dangerous machinery by warning personnel and bystanders of impending startup or movement; improving product quality and minimizing waste by warning operators of functional problems with machinery; and alerting production technicians of process upsets due to out-of-tolerance manufacturing conditions. Flashing sounders ensure notification of all individuals in the presence of background noise or lighting.
The unit is designed as an integrated flashing sounder, rather than combining a sounder with a bolted-on flashing light. The lens cover is large, highly visible, and available in a variety of colors. The xenon strobe flash tube contains no filament to break and is secured by a steel clamp to further protect it from abuse. Users may choose from a wide selection of acoustic tones which are electronically self-generated; since there are no moving parts, the device’s reliability is enhanced for critical applications. The housing is manufactured from a UV-resistant and flame-retardant polycarbonate/ABS blend and is offered in red, grey, or white to meet application requirements and building decor.