Milestones

 
Key milestones in the PR electronics company history.

 

2015

 

2014

 

 

2013

  • Introduction of the PR 4511 communication enabler – a new, detachable interface which enables digital communication on all current and future PR system 4000 and 9000 devices.
  • Introduction of the PR backplane – an addition to PR electronics' I.S. interface range. It greatly simplifies installation and wiring in larger industrial process installations.
  • Launch of the PPS app – the app enables remote unit monitoring, calibration and programming of PR electronics signal conditioning devices mounted with the PR 4511 communication enabler.
  • Re-organization and streamlining of the global sales organization for increased customer focus.
  • Introduction of new corporate identity and design.

 

2012

  • Preparation for growth - reorganization of the sales organization and launch of the ambitious 50-20-15 plan for growth.
  • Launch of the first head mounted 2-wire temperature transmitters with HART® 7 protocol. 
  • Establishment of sales subsidiary in China.

 

2011

  • Inauguration of state-of-the-art training facilities and auditorium at the headquarters in Rønde, Denmark, thereby doubling the facilities.

 

2010

  • The 3000 series devices set a new industry standard by offering outstanding flexibility with its only 6 mm wide housing.

 

2009

  • Mr. Kim Rasmussen succeeds his father Mr. Peter Rasmussen as Managing Director.
  • Launch of the innovative fully assessed SIL 2 I.S. interface range, the PR 9000 series. The series is the first range of devices on power rail installation.

 

2008

  • The company is IEC 61508 certified by EXIDA, Functional Safety. Exida follows a rigorous process that verifies the safety integrity level (SIL) of a product’s hardware and software design, as well as its manufacturing and quality control procedures.

 

2007

  • IECEx certified.

 

2005

  • ISO14001 certified. 
  • First SIL-certified products - certifications are approved by EXIDA. 
  • Introduction of the 4100 series. The series offers an innovative new design - a unique detachable display that can be mounted on the front of the device. The Intuitive communication interface enables seamless future-proofing and accommodates cost conscious site-standard deployment.

 

2004

  • Introduction of the world’s first universal bus temperature transmitter designed for the two most-used bus protocols PROFIBUS PA and FOUNDATION Fieldbus. The unique and patented AUTOSWITCH function enables the switch between the two protocols.

 

2003

  • PR electronics is now represented in Europe, America, Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Australia.
  • ISO 9001:2000 certification.

 

2002

  • Sales subsidiaries in USA and Spain are established. 
  • The STREAM SHIELD technology is patented. The technology ensures the highest degree of reliability even under extreme conditions. This technology is used in the 5104, 5105, 5106, and 5107 devices.

 

2001

  • Sales subsidiary in Germany established.

 

2000

  • Sales subsidiary in Italy established.

 

1999

  • PR electronics is ATEX approved by DEMKO,

 

1997

  • Launch of one of the world's first HART 5 temperature transmitter in the DIN-B format - PR 5335. 

 

1996

  • Sales subsidiaries established in Sweden and UK.

 

1994

  • First sales subsidiary established in France.
  • First programmable and universal head-mounted temperature transmitter (PR-5331) released to the market, setting new global standards.

 

1993

  • PR electronics is ISO 9001 certified.

 

1992

  • Pioneering performance in EMC - PR electronics develops, through a high degree of innovation, a complete new range of devices with unmatched EMC performance.

 

1991

  • Introducing SMD technology in the production. 
  • First PC-programmable and universal DIN-Rail transmitter is released to the market, pushing the market standard to new limits, thereby starting the digital era at PR electronics.
  • EMC laboratory inaugurated. 

 

1982

  • Second export contract established with Finnish company SKS. SKS is a PR electronics partner and business unit still today.

 

1981

  • First export contract established in Sweden.

 

1974

  • Mr. Peter Rasmussen founds PR electronics in his private home in Malling, Denmark.