Balluff Delivers More Intrinsically Safe Sensors from a Single Source

An illustration shows the different ATEX zones
An illustration shows the different ATEX zones

New Expanded Portfolio Approved for ATEX Zones 0, 1, 2, 20, 21, and 22

Balluff’s newly expanded inductive portfolio delivers a wide range of intrinsically safe sensors for use in explosion protected areas. Each sensor is approved for these explosive zones and offers reliable detection and position measurement when hazardous materials, such as explosive gas, dust, or flammable liquids, are present.

Designed specifically to meet the demands of applications in hazardous atmospheres, each sensor works on such a low current and voltage that it cannot ignite flammable material present in explosive zones. The sensors, combined with Balluff isolating amplifiers, form an intrinsically safe unit. Compact versions are also available that do not require an additional amplifier while still providing the necessary safety.

"This portfolio offers reliable detection and position in explosion protected areas, which is necessary for manufacturers of oil or gas, or any applications where there is fuel or chemicals. With these new products, we can better serve our customers as they allow us to tackle applications that we couldn’t previously," said After-Sales Technical Support Engineer Shawn Day.

Most important features:

  • Approved for ATEX zones 0, 1, and 2, and zones 20, 21, and 22
  • Wide range of intrinsically safe sensors from a single source
  • M12, M18, and M30 form factors
  • Fast installation and replacement using standardized connections