Position/Speed Sensor allows safe operation in hazardous areas.

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Sensing system consists of rotary encoder, cable assembly and intrinsic safety barrier. When combined, components are approved for Class 1, Division 1, Group C and D environments. System assures energy levels to optical encoder sensors are kept below ignition point. It meets international CENELEC hazardous environmental ratings. Applications include chemical handling, paint spray operations, printing, and industrial processes involving flammable gases and liquids.



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Intrinsically Safe Position and Speed Sensing Systems Offered by BEI



Goleta - BEI's Industrial Encoder Division now provides a complete position and speed sensing system which allows safe operation in hazardous areas where explosive potentials exist. These systems assure energy levels to optical encoder sensors are kept below the ignition point. They meet international CENELEC hazardous environmental ratings. Position and speed control is now available for certain explosive environments.

Installations consist of a select rotary encoder, cable assembly and an intrinsic safety barrier. When combined, these components are approved for Class 1, Division 1, Group C and D (EEx ia IIB T4 CENELEC) environments. These intrinsic safety rated systems are well-suited to providing precision position and speed
measurement in hazardous environments such as well logging, chemical handling, paint spray operations, printing, and industrial processed involving flammable gasses and liquids.

BEI Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: BEIQ) is an established manufacturer of electronic sensors and motion control products used for factory and office automation, medical and scientific equipment, military, aviation and space systems, and transportation equipment including automobiles, trucks and off-road equipment. The company's product portfolio includes optical encoders, brushless DC motors, voice coil actuators, potentiometric position sensors, quartz microelectromechanical (MEMS) rotation rate sensors, pressure transducers, and
servo systems.

For more information on any of BEI's products, contact:

Mr. Scott Orlosky
Marketing Manager
BEI Industrial Encoder Division
7230 Hollister Ave.
Goleta, CA 93117-2891
PH: 800-350-2727 X-240
FX: 805-968-3154
E-Mail: scotto@beiied.com

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