Explosion proof encoder from Sensata Technologies
13 August 2018
SENSATA TECHNOLOGIES has launched the first explosion proof stackable multi-turn encoder for use in oil and gas applications.
The new encoder, BEI Sensors’ model MAAX, is ATEX and IECEx certified to operate in explosive environments and features a Profibus output in a bespoke, stackable package. CANopen and SSI outputs are also available. The MAAX provides up to 16 bits of resolution as well as up to 16 bits of turns by mechanical counting. The product operates directly in Zone 1 environments without the need for an accompanying Intrinsic Safety barrier.
The company says multi-turn encoders like the MAAX are the ideal position sensing solution for oil and gas applications such as Drawworks, top drives and pipe handling equipment where working conditions are extreme.
LED status lights make it easy to monitor the encoder’s function during set-up and operation. The terminal box simplifies installation by allowing the unit to be pre-wired and tested prior to assembly.
For more information, visit www2.sensata.com/MAAX