Remote IO modules for hazardous conditions
The Adam-4000 and Adam-6000 remote IO modules by Advantech have been approved for use in hazardous conditions and have a wide operating temperature range.
The Industrial Automation Group of Advantech has announced that its remote I/O modules, the Adam-4000 series and Adam-6000 series, have been certified with Class I, Division 2 Groups A, B, C, D approval for use in hazardous locations, such as gas, mining, oil or petrochemical industry where highly flammable substances may be produced, processed, stored, and transported to ensure the safety of the industrial facility. These modules are certified that they will not cause explosions if gases, vapors and liquids are present.
Advantech’s remote I/O modules, including repeaters, converters, and both RS-485-based and Ethernet-based remote data acquisition modules, provide ideal industrial automation, control, and measurement solutions for harsh environments and demanding applications. What’s more, with a wide operating temperature range and multiple mounting methods, these modules can be implemented across diverse applications, making the systems always connected and reliable.
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