Mining Application Sensors
Positek manufactures a range of rotary sensors that are well suited to applications in mining safety equipment
Due to the high volumes of coal extraction, crushing and transportation that takes place within a mining environment, the risk of a coal dust explosion is high. In order to mitigate these risks, workers must ensure that the correct hazardous area equipment, such as Positek’s intrinsically safe industrial position sensor technology, is installed wherever necessary.
Positek’s rotary position sensor solutions are suited to applications in mining safety equipment because they are designed based on the principals of intrinsic safety. By restricting the flow of electrical energy into a harsh environment, the threat of a coal dust explosion can be eliminated. This is because any sparks that might occur as the result of an electrical failure will be insufficient to cause ignition.
Having attained one or more of the following accreditations, all of Positek’s intrinsically safe sensors are qualified for use in mining equipment applications across the World:
• ATEX approval
• IECEx approval
• CSA approval