Design Engineering

Safety Encoder

By DE Staff   

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TWK TRK38 safety encoder line carries ATEX and SIL2/PLd certifications.

TWK launched its TRK38, a single-turn safety encoder ATEX certification for explosion protection applications. In addition to the sensors for zones 2 (gas) and 22 (dust), the encoder line now includes models with a PROFINET interface that are also suitable for zones 1 (gas) and 21 (dust). They feature flame-proof aluminium or stainless steel enclosures that feature IP6x dust protection and don’t exceed 100 °C. In addition, the encoders’ cable glands with embedded electronics. In total, the encoder line carries certification valid for ATEX, IEC-Ex, North America Class 1/2 Div. 2 and EAC-Ex, as well as SIL2/PLd.


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