WAGO Controllers, Modules Receive ATEX, IECEx Certifications
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Press release date: September 1, 2012
GERMANTOWN, WI - Lead by ETHERNET 2.0 Programmable Controllers, 89 WAGO-I/O-SYSTEM modules and controllers now carry both ATEX and IECEx certifications for high-temperature, hazardous locations. This opens additional controllers, such as the ETHERNET 2.0 SD Card capable 750-880, to Ex applications operating between 0°C to +60°C. Select specialty modules with the certifications now bring asset management, control-to-machine wiring and Bluetooth® to upstream oil and gas, pipelines and mining applications.
Just 12mm wide, WAGO's ATEX and IECEx Certified 16-Point, High-Density Modules streamline control-to-machine wiring. The digital I/O is favored for compact enclosures that hinder control design, such as those in offshore applications.
Asset Management, Bluetooth® and More:
ATEX and IECEx Certifications extend hazardous-location machinery capabilities with:
· Asset Management - Proactively monitor machine health with Ethernet-based 750-645 2-Channel Vibration Velocity/Bearing Condition and Monitoring Module.
· Wireless Data Transmission - Rapidly execute controller-to-controller coordination of variables within a controller process image, as well as I/O status. 750-644 Bluetooth® RF/Transceiver supports applications where cabling may have been too costly or impractical, e.g., pertrochem temporary installs.
· Record Binary Signals w/ NAMUR-Compliant Levels - Transmit a system's counter state to a controller or higher-level control system via coupler and fieldbus. 750-633 Ex i Hazardous Location Up/Down Counter is ideal for oil exploration and processing.
WAGO is the leader in spring pressure connection technology that eliminates loose wires resulting from vibration and temperature cycling, while providing highly reliable, corrosion-resistant and maintenance-free connections. Products: DIN-rail, PCB and chassis mount terminal blocks; signal conditioners; the WAGO-I/O-SYSTEM and more.
For additional information, visit www.wago.us. Contact WAGO at 1-800-DIN-RAIL or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact: Charlie Norz, Product Manager - WAGO-I/O-SYSTEM