ATEX/IECEx Certified Explosion-Proof Rotary Encoders

POSITAL-FRABA Inc. January 3, 2022

POSITAL’s explosion-proof IXARC rotary encoders have been certified to comply with ATEX/IECEx directives for Category 3 electrical products. These devices are suitable for use in Zone 2 and Zone 22 conditions (potential exposure to hazardous levels of explosive gases and flammable dust) and are ideal for oil and gas installations, chemical plants, woodworking operations, and grain handling facilities. Certification documents cover multiple encoder configurations and were issued by an organization with special competency in ATEX and IECEx testing and certification.  POSITAL’s ATEX/IECEx-certified series of encoders feature aluminum or stainless-steel housings designed to eliminate electrical hot-spots or sparking that could ignite an explosion. These encoders are available in both incremental and absolute variants and are offered with optical or magnetic measurement systems. Optical encoders are suited for high-precision applications, delivering up to 16-bit resolution and excellent dynamic response. Magnetic variants offer similar resolution and feature compact, rugged designs that makes them highly versatile and suitable for harsh environments. For many magnetic encoders, some operating characteristics can be modified through software updates with no need for mechanical changes. A wide range of mounting flange designs and shaft configurations are available.Incremental, analog, SSI, Profibus, ProfiNet, CANopen, DeviceNet, EtherCAT, EtherNET, Modbus RTU, J1939, Modbus TCP

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