Monday, September 29, 2014

TURCK announces its single and dual axis inclinometer is now approved for use in Class I, Division 2, Groups A, B, C and D hazardous classified locations, allowing the device to function in environments where explosive gases, vapors and/or liquids may be present.

The single and dual axis inclinometers also have models available with ATEX approval for use within EX Zones 2 and 22. The TURCK single and dual axis inclinometers feature dual programmable analog outputs. TURCK offers a teach adapter which simplifies the programming of the inclinometer. With measuring ranges up to 360 degrees, the single and dual axis inclinometers provide flexible operation for use in a wide range of industries.

“We’ve taken the inclinometer’s capabilities one step further with Class I, Division 2 approval,” said Marty Cwach, Product Manager at TURCK. “Now, in addition to quality and precise measurement, our customers can meet extensive industry requirements with its use in hazardous environments.”

To meet the requirements of CID2, a physical protection guard must be used in conjunction with the inclinometer. This guard provides physical protection to the sensor and satisfies the requirement for a tool removable cover.

Equipped with MEMS (micro-electro-mechanical system) technology, the inclinometer solves unique feedback requirements by accurately measuring angular tilt in reference to gravity. TURCK inclinometers offer rugged, IP68-rated housing and reliable operation in temperatures ranging from -40 to +70°C.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014



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