By DE staffMotion Control Machine Building
POSITAL’s explosion-proof rotary encoders receive ATEX/IECEx certification.
POSITAL announced that its 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 making suited for oil and gas, chemical plants and grain handling facilities. The encoder series feature aluminum or stainless-steel housings and are available in both incremental and absolute variants with optical or magnetic measurement systems. They deliver up to 16-bit resolution and resolution can set anywhere between 1 and 16,384 PPR. They are available with connectors (M12 etc.) or attached cables and support communications interfaces, including incremental, analog, SSI, Profibus, ProfiNet, CANopen, DeviceNet, EtherCAT, EtherNET IP, Modbus RTU, J1939, and Modbus TCP.