X117 Slim-Line Linear Position Sensor
ATEX & IECEx approved intrinsically safe sensors for hazardous gas environments
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
< ±0.1 % option available
Temperature range: -40° to +80°
The intrinsically safe X117 is ATEX and IECEx approved for use in potentially explosive gas/vapour 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 X117 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 X117 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.
|ATEX/IECEx approval||The sensor is ATEX/IECEx approved to:|
Ex II 1G
Ex ia IIC T4 GA (Ta = -40°C to +80°C).
This designates the sensor as belonging to; Group II: suitable for all areas except mining, Category 1 G: can be used in areas with continuous, long or frequent periods of exposure to hazardous gas (Zone 0). Protection class ia, denotes intrinsically safe for all zones. Apparatus group IIC: suitable for IIA to IIC explosive gas. Temperature class T4: 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.
|Body Length (Axial Cable Version)||See Drawing|
|Body Length (Axial Connector Version)||See Drawing|
|Body Length (Radial Cable Version)||See Drawing|
|Body Length (Radial Connector Version)||See Drawing|
|Travel||Any stroke from 0-5mm to 0-350mm (e.g. 305mm)|
|Independent Linearity||<±0.25% at 20°C|
<±0.1% available on request
|Temperature Coefficient||<±0.01%/°C Gain & <±0.01%FS/°C Offset |
|Operating||-40 to +80°C|
|Storage||-40 to +125°C|
|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|
|Electrical Connections||Screened cable or integral connector|
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:
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 - Axial IP67, M12 - 4 pin
|Connector - Radial IP67, M12 - 4 pin||K
|Cable with PG9 gland Axial, Gland IP67||L (3 core cable)|
LQ (5 core cable)
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|Cable with boot Radial IP67||I (3 core cable)|
IQ (5 core cable)
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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 or I/IQ e.g. L200 for 200cm 3 core cable from axial cable gland|
|Rod eye on body (only with options "I" or "K")
|M5 x 0.8 male thread (body)
|Body clamps (see drawing)
|Rod eye on push rod
|M5 x 0.8 male thread (push rod)
Push Rod Options
|<+/-1.0% FSO Linearity error (≥10mm stroke length)||Option Code