E117 Slim-Line Linear Position Sensor

ATEX & IECEx approved intrinsically safe sensors for hazardous dust environments

Linear

This sensor at a glance

Available in any measurement range from 0-5mm to 0-350mm

Longer operating life than a potentiometer

Fast delivery options available

Body Diameter: 19mm

Sensor Mounting: M5 rod eyes, body clamps or M5 threads

Spring loaded pushrod option available as special

Sealed to IP67

Independent Linearity:
< ±0.25%
< ±0.1 % option available

Resolution: Infinite

Temperature range: -40°C to +80°C

The intrinsically safe E117  is ATEX and IECEx approved for use in potentially explosive gas/vapour and dust atmospheres. It is designed for industrial and scientific feedback applications and is ideal for OEMs seeking good sensor performance for arduous applications in hazardous areas.

Overall performance, repeatability and stability are outstanding over a wide temperature range. The unit is very compact and space-efficient with a small 19mm diameter body. The sensor is very robust, the body and push rod being made of stainless steel. The sensor is easy to install with mounting options including M5 male stud and M5 rod eye bearing. The push rod can be supplied free or captive, with male M5 thread or M5 rod eye.

Like all Positek sensors, the E117 provides a linear output proportional to displacement. Each unit is supplied with the output calibrated to the travel required by the customer, from 0-5mm to 0-350mm and with full EMC protection built in. The E117 offers a range of mechanical options, environmental sealing is to IP67.

Positek intrinsically safe sensors are designed to be used with a galvanically isolated amplifier .  Approved galvanic isolation amplifiers (X005) are available from Positek; there is a choice of 0.5-9.5V or 4-20mA transmission outputs.

The sensor can be installed with a cable length up to 1km between the sensor and the amplifier.

Intrinsic Safety

ATEX/IECEx Approval

The sensor is ATEX/ IECEx approved to:
Ex II 1GD
Ex ia IIC T4 Ga (Ta = -40°C to + 80°C )
Ex ia 111C T135°C Da (Ta = -40°C to + 80°C ). 
This designates the sensor as belonging to; Group II: suitable for all areas except mining, Category 1 GD: can be used in areas with continuous, long or frequent periods of exposure to hazardous gas (Zones 2 to 0) and dust (Zone 20).

Gas:
Protection class ia, denotes intrinsically safe for all zones.
Apparatus group IIC: suitable for IIA, IIB and IIC
explosive gases.
Temperature class T4: maximum sensor surface
temperature under fault conditions 135°C .

Dust:
T135°C: maximum sensor surface temperature under
fault conditions 135°C .
Ambient temperature range extended to -40°C to +80°C .

Approval only applies to the specified ambient temperature range and atmospheric conditions in the range 0.80 to 1.10 Bar, oxygen <=21%.

Galvanic Isolation Amplifier

Intrinsically safe sensors must be used with a galvanically isolated amplifier with safety parameters not exceeding:- Ui: 11.4V, Ii: 0.2A, Pi: 0.51W.  Sensor can be installed with a cable length up to 1000m maximum from the amplifier, cable capacitance and inductance can be up to:- Capacitance: 200 nF max, Inductance: 810 μH max.

Approved amplifiers are available from Positek; there is a
choice of 0.5-9.5V or 4-20mA transmission outputs.


Dimensions

Body Diameter
19mm
Body Length
See Drawing
Travel
Any stroke from 0-5mm to 0-350mm (e.g. 205mm)
Independent Linearity
<±0.25% at 20°C
<±0.1% available on request
Temperature Coefficient
<±0.01%/°C Gain & <±0.01%FS/°C Offset
See Graph
Resolution
Infinite
Noise

<0.02% FSO

Frequency Response

>10KHz (-3dB)


Temperature Limits

Operating
-40 to +80°C
Storage
-40 to +125°C


Other

EMC Susceptibility
EN 61000-6-2
EMC Radiated
EN 61000-6-3
Vibration
IEC 68-2-6: 10g
Shock
IEC 68-2-29: 40g
MTBF
350,000 hrs 40°C Gf
Sealing
IP67
Electrical Connections
Screened cable or integral conductor

Positek offers a range of options for its standard sensors. Each sensor is manufactured to suit each customer's preferences. If your requirement is outside the options given below, Positek can modify/ redesign a sensor to suit your specific requirement. Standard options are available as below:


Measurement Range

Factory set to any length from 0-5mm to 0-350mm in increments of 1mm. For example, if your application requires 10" (254 mm) measurement, then Positek will manufacture the sensor specifically for this length. The mechanical length and calibration will be set up for 254 mm.


Connector/Cable Options

Option
Option Code
Connector Axial IP67, M12 4 pin
J
Connector Radial IP67, M12 4 pinK
Cable with PG9 gland Axial, Gland IP67
L (3 core cable)
LQ (5 core cable)
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Cable length - The standard length of cable supplied with a Positek position sensor is 50cm although you can specify any length you require up to a maximum of 15,000cm
Specified in cm after the L/LQ e.g. L200 for 200cm 3 core cable from axial cable gland


Mounting Thread Size Options

Option
Option Code
Rod eye on body (only with option "I" or "K")
N
M5 x 0.8 male thread (body)
Blank
Body clamps (see drawing)
P
Rod eye on push rod
U
M5 x 0.8 male thread (push rod)
Blank


Push Rod Options

Option
Option Code
Non-captive push rod
V


<+/-0.1% FSO Linearity error (≥10mm stroke length) Option Code
Z650


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