Unternehmen Press Zettlex approved to make safety critical sensors
24 November 2009
Zettlex have been awarded BS EN 13980 accreditation by the British Standards Institute for the manufacture of ATEX devices for explosive environments.
Sensors for operation in potentially explosive environments are called ATEX sensors. They are mandatory in those environments where there is a significant risk of explosion.
Oil rigs, petrochemical plants and mines are obvious examples of potentially explosive environments but less well known is that wood mills, flour mills and pharmaceutical plants also need ATEX sensors.
Zettlex sensors are ideally suited to ATEX-environments because:-
- they are low power (true 2 wire 4..20mA is readily acheived)
- there are no electrical contacts
- all electronics can be sealed or encapulsulated.
Zettlex's recent BS EN 13980 accreditation signifies that Zettlex's design, manufacturing, quality assurance and control meet the very high standards necessary for ATEX devices.
NOTES TO EDITORS:- Zettlex is a sensors company.Our non-contact position sensors measure accurately & reliably even in harsh conditions - hence our motto - 'Precision in the Extreme'. We
- Design & make position sensors
- Supply sensor components - notably integrated circuits for inductive position sensors
- Develop non-contact sensing solutions to customer requirements.
Unique technology and laminar, printed construction enables inductive sensors with no contacts, no bearings, no delicate parts, no maintenance, no bother.....just accurate measurements - all day, every day.
We sell our sensors to OEMs and system integrators in a range of sectors. About half of our business is for safety related or safety critical control systems and we are familiar with the demanding requirements of industrial, aerospace, defence, oil & gas sectors. We can supply fully documented and qualified sensing solutions to DO-254 and DO-178.
Applications include position measurement, user interfaces, servo controls & motor encoders. This covers linear transducers and rotary encoders as well as measurement of 2D displacement, 3D displacement, multi-turn angle, tilt, weight, pressure, vibration, strain and flow.
Zettlex inductive position sensors are an economical, lightweight and robust alternative to potentiometers, optical encoders, rotary encoders, resolvers, RVDTs, LVDTs, magnetic sensors and capacitive encoders.
Zettlex is ISO 9001 and BS EN 13980 certified for the manufacture of position sensors including intrinsically safe ATEX transmitters and position feedback controls for potentially explosive environments.