Intrinsically Safe Position Sensors
Positek's ATEX/IECEx, CSA and ANZEx certified intrinsically safe sensors.
Positek's novel inductive sensor technology can now be used to produce linear or rotary Intrinsically Safe sensors for use in hazardous areas with potential risk of explosive gases. vapours and dust. In an unusual situation, Sira Certification Service has been able to provide Positek with the Intrinsically Safe qualification for an electronic system in any sensor produced using the patented PIPS® technology.
Bob Cooper, Sira's General Manager, commented, "Sira engineers adopted a flexible approach to achieve certification for the many varied mechanical variants of Intrinsically Safe sensors without imposing burdensome technical restrictions. The standard PIPS® technology electronic system only needed slight modification to meet the qualification requirements. In addition, Positek received a most unusual occurrence of a zero non-compliance count on the ATEX quality system audit carried out by Sira."
This means that Positek can produce a wide range of ATEX/IECEx, CSA and ANZEx approved Intrinsically Safe position sensors for use in hazardous gas, vapur, dust and mining environments. The product range includes sensors for linear, rotary and tilt motion, covering linear displacements up to 800mm and rotational movements up to 160°. Because the qualification for Intrinsically Safe sensors is only restricted to the electronic circuit design, the mechanical design of the sensor is flexible.
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