Product News: Sensors, Monitors & Transducers
Incremental Encoders ATEX and IECEx certification.
Press Release Summary:
July 1, 2014 - When used in compliance with its intended protection level as absolute multiturn or singleturn encoder, Sendix 7000 series reduces existing explosion hazard. Products feature such safety features as Safety-Lock™ flameproof housing design with IP67 rating and approval throughout Europe for ATEX zones 1, 2, 21, and 22. Also, shock- and vibration-proof, aluminum housing is seawater resistant and suited for offshore use. Products offer up to 5,000 ppr and operate from -40 to +140°F.
Original Press Release
New ATEX Encoder Sendix 7000 Now with IECEx Certification
Press release date: May 28, 2014
WIth the new incremental Sendix 7000 encoders with ATEX and IECEx certification, Kbler rounds out its robust ATEX encoder family. When used in compliance with its intended protection level, this product range significantly reduces an existing explosion hazard.
The IECEx certified Sendix family has a wide range of safety features. With their Safety-Lock™, flameproof housing design, they are approved throughout Europe for ATEX zones 1, 2, 21 and 22. Now with their recent IECEx approval, there are no longer any obstacles for a worldwide use. Like ATEX, IECEx assesses a products compliance with the highest international safety standards to ensure that the equipment and systems used in explosive atmospheres offer the best level of protection.
Another important safety feature is their IP 67 rating. The Sendix 70xx series has a shock and vibration proof housing. The aluminium construction makes it seawater resistant, and ideal for offshore use. They offer up to 5000 ppr and, thanks to their wide temperature range of -40F to 140F, they ensure total relaibility even in the harshest conditions. Their compact construction, with an installation depth of only 145 mm, diameter of 70 mm and a space-saving cable outlet completes the numerous and flexible possibilities of use in areas subject to explosion hazards.
As an absolute multiturn or singleturn encoder, this series features both SSI and field bus interfaces. The Sendix ATEX family also has encoders with SIL2 and SIL3 certification, including available MTTFd values that make calculations according to EN 61800-5-2 und EN ISO 13849-1 easier. With it’s ATEX, IECEx, and IP certifications, the Kbler Sendix 70xx encoder family will successfully meet the increasingly demanding market challenges.