Mining Environment Sensors

Positek manufactures a selection of intrinsically safe sensors, specifically designed for applications in mining safety equipment


Every product within our range has attained one or both of the following certifications:

    •   ATEX approval
    •   IECEx approval
    •   ANZEx approval

The extraction, crushing and transport of coal that takes place within a mining environment can generate significant volumes of combustible dust, putting workers and mining equipment at risk of a coal dust explosion. In order to mitigate against these risks, workers must take care to employ suitable hazardous area equipment. 

Positek’s intrinsically safe sensors operate on the principle of restricting any electrical energy that is transmitted into a hazardous or harsh environment, ensuring any sparks that may occur as a result of electrical failures are insufficient to cause ignition. The threat of a coal dust explosion is therefore eliminated, making our sensors suitable for applications in coal mining equipment. 

Not only are our position sensors suitable for mining equipment applications; they are extremely robust due to their use of non-contact technology. This means that they can operate over an extended life-cycle without wear or interference, even in the harshest of environments.

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In order to meet the requirements of our accreditors, when used in mining safety equipment applications, our sensors must be paired with a galvanically isolated amplifier. Click here for more information. 

Unlike many lvdt manufacturers, Positek has the flexibility to customise any industrial position sensor to any size or specification outside of the standard range. Your ATEX, IECEx, and ANZEx approved sensor could then be shipped out to you in as little as 1-2 working days. Click here to browse our range of intrinsically safe sensors, suitable for use in mining safety equipment.