Robust absolute encoders certified for Ex d and Ex t applications, zone 1/21

Leine & Linde now introduces ATEX and IECEx certified absolute encoders, suitable for demanding on- and offshore applications. The flameproof protection permits the encoders to be used in areas where an explosive atmosphere is likely to occur on occasions in normal operation.

“The ATEX and IECEx certified encoders are equipped with the same bearings as our heavy duty encoder series”, says Linda Carnbo, product manager for automation. “The bearings often determine an encoder’s lifetime, and our construction allows the encoder to be placed in the most demanding environments. The encoders can be subjected to shock and vibrations daily without losing quality or accuracy.”

Flameproof and dustproof

The certification covers both gas (Ex d) and dust (Ex t) groups in Ex zone 1/21. Thanks to a well planned development process, certification includes a wide range of mechanical configurations. The result is a great flexibility for customer adaptations and many accessible interfaces.