Motion Sensors, Inc. Announces ATEX Certified Speed Sensors with Ambient Temperature Rating up to 80C

Elizabeth City, NC, April 21, 2009 - Motion Sensors, Inc. announces an update to its ATEX certifications for amplified, hall effect and magnetoresistive speed sensors to include an ambient temperature range from -40 to 80C. The certification also includes a line of stand-alone preamplifiers for use in speed sensing applications.

These sensors are ATEX certified to Ex ia IIC or IIA T4 or T2 and cover the most stringent environments. The certifications have also been reviewed to verify compliance to the latest standards, EN60079-0 (2006) and EN60079-11 (2007). "Increasing the ambient temperature range for the ATEX sensors provides our customers with increased flexibility" said Marcy Bergman, President.

Motion Sensors also has ATEX certifications for variable reluctance and RF (eddy current) speed sensors. Ambient temperature range for these sensors is -50 to 175C. They are rated for use in Ex ia IIC or IIB T6 to T3 environments.

Additional details on Motion Sensors' intrinsically safe speed sensor options can be located at

Motion Sensors' ATEX certified speed sensors are manufactured under a unique "modular" certification scheme, which allows for customization of the sensors in terms of both physical and electrical characteristics. By maintaining stated parameters, the existing certifications cover custom modifications, which means that custom designs for ATEX certified speed sensors are feasible without the costs and timeframes associated with obtaining new certifications.

In addition to the ATEX certification, Motion Sensors also maintains CSA certifications for intrinsic safety.

Motion Sensors, Inc. has provided speed sensors for severe and demanding environments since its inception in 1970. Its speed sensor technologies include variable reluctance sensors, hall effect sensors, RF (eddy current) sensors, magnetoresistive sensors, and amplified sensors that combine the preamplifier within the speed sensor housing. Additional detail can be found on the Motion Sensors, Inc. website at Motion Sensors' focus is on providing sensors that are customized to specific application requirements for low to medium volume applications. Speed sensor capabilities include wide temperature ranges (-450 to 1000F), hermetic sealing, and offerings for intrinsic safety certified to the most stringent environments (ATEX and CSA).

Company Name: Motion Sensors, Inc.
Address 1: 786 Pitts Chapel Rd.
City: Elizabeth City
State: NC
Zip: 27909
Phone: 252-331-2080

Contact Name: Marcy Bergman
Title: President

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