Some machine applications create potentially explosive atmospheres, making reliable detection even more critical. According to the European Directive, an explosive dust atmosphere is created when the air is mixed with a flammable dust which, in the event of combustion, would spread throughout the particles in the air which were not initially ignited.
Potentially explosive dust can be produced for a specific purpose (manufacturing flour or sugar, ...), generated when processing of solid materials (sawdust from cutting wood, ...) or result from the abrasion of solid material during transport (producing cereals, ...). All companies where such manufacturing is processed will face a risk of explosion.
Sensors with International Certification. The Telemecanique Sensors line of hazardous dust atmosphere sensors are compliant with the global international standard IECEx and the latest European ATEX directive. By choosing a Telemecanique Sensor product for your hazardous dust machine application, you are choosing a sensor that has been tested and certified to perform in a manner compliant with these prominent, established safety standards. When a hazardous atmosphere environment is a part of your machine application, don’t take chances: Trust the Global Sensor experts with products specifically certified for hazardous dust locations.