Dust Environment Sensors

Positek supplies a selection of high-performance, intrinsically safe position sensors that are ideal for environments exposed to explosive and combustible dust.


Our products are available with the following certifications:

    •   ATEX approval
    •   IECEx approval
    •   CSA approval
    •   ANZEx approval

Food production, chemical manufacturing and metal processing are just a handful of the applications within which a dust explosion could occur. Any workplace that generates dust is potentially at risk and must therefore meet the necessary dust explosion classification standards. 

When using the correct hazardous area equipment however, such as an intrinsically safe industrial position sensor, the flow of electrical energy into a hazardous area is restricted. This ensures any sparks that may occur as a result of an electrical failure are insignificant to cause ignition, and the threat of a dust explosion is eliminated.

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Our range of ATEX, IECEx, ANZEx and CSA approved sensors are therefore ideal for use in applications that are subject to the production of combustible dust. 

Not only do they meet the necessary hazardous area classification requirements, they also offer all of the benefits of an lvdt sensor, but with added reliability. As with every product that we manufacture, our dust protection sensors employ contactless technology, and operate without wear or interference even in the harshest environments. 

In order to mitigate the risks associated with combustible dust and to fully eliminate any dust hazards, our sensors must be used in conjunction with a galvanically isolated amplifier. 

Click here to browse our full range of explosive dust protection sensors. If our standard measurements are not suitable, we can customise any sensor within our range to meet your requirements.