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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