BEI Sensors Introduces Global First: Triple Certified Hazardous Area Encoders


Goleta, CA – BEI Sensors' full line of UL-certified nonincendive Division 2 encoders are now compliant to CENELEC/ATEX and IECEx non-sparking Zone 2 hazardous area standards. This triple certification is provided on six popular heavy-duty encoder models sized 2 to 4.5 inches in both hollow shaft and shafted versions. These models include the H20, H25, HS20, HS25, HS35, and HS45.



The nonincendive/non-sparking protection method assures that no sparking or hot surfaces will occur in the encoders under normal operating conditions. Encoders with this certification offer several operational benefits including simpler installation, no need for an associated apparatus (such as a barrier) and no restriction of energy to the hazardous location. These encoders also take up less space in the application and are often less costly than encoders designed for more stringent hazardous locations such as Division1, Zone 0 or

Zone 1.



Triple ratings for these hazardous area encoders also help to simplify the certification process of the end-users' assembly and save costs in obtaining additional approvals to comply with international safety regulations. In applications where explosive agents are only present in abnormal operating conditions, nonincendive/non-sparking encoders can be used instead of more expensive explosion-proof or flameproof products that exceed the hazardous area requirements of Division 2 and Zone 2 environments. 



For more information, visit www.beisensors.com/haz



About BEI Sensors

BEI Sensors specializes in speed and position sensors for extreme applications. With an extensive product offering including optical and magnetic encoders, Hall effect sensors, and potentiometers, BEI offers standard configurations to completely customized solutions. Specialized products for extreme applications include those for wash-down and corrosive environments, extended operating temperatures, high shock and vibration, wet and dirty operations and products certified for hazardous area use. BEI Sensors upholds a standard of excellence in our products, customer service experience, and commitment to being a global leader in speed and position sensor technology. BEI Sensors is a brand of Custom Sensors & Technologies (CST).



About Custom Sensors & Technologies:



Custom Sensors & Technologies (CST) is a specialist in sensing, control and motion products.



Through its brands, BEI Kimco, BEI Sensors, BEI PSSC, Crouzet, Crydom, Kavlico, Newall and Systron Donner Inertial, CST offers customizable, reliable and efficient components for mission-critical systems in Aerospace & Defense, Transportation, Energy & Infrastructures, Commercial & Industrial OEMs, Medical, Food and Beverage and Building Equipment markets.



Focused on premium value offers and committed to excellence, CST, with 4,400 employees worldwide and sales of $604M US in 2012, is the dependable and adaptable partner for the most demanding customers.



www.cstsensors.com



BEI Sensors, 9, rue de Copenhague Espace Europeen de l'Enterprise-Schiltigheim, Strasbourg, Cedex 70044-67013 France



Contact:

Michelle Todd

Phone:  800-350-2727

E-mail:  michelle.todd@beisensors.com




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