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Capacitive sensors - Use in hazardous areas

  • Robust metal and plastic housings with 4 joules shock test
  • Simple connection using connector or terminals
  • Clearly visible indication of the switching status
  • Direct connection to the plant control or to the switching amplifier
  • High mechanical stability


Use in hazardous areas

Sensors for hazardous dust areas of categories 3G/3D must withstand extreme requirements. Any risk from sensors must be excluded by special test methods. Selected materials and a special sensor design ensure that prevention of ignition sources is guaranteed even in long-term use. This considerably increases plant safety.
Namur sensors of the categories 1G/1D can be connected to intrinsically safe circuits. The connection to the required ifm switching amplifiers is made via connectors of the ENC ecolink series.