Compact Safety Isolators for Hazardous Areas

Sept. 8, 2011
Phoenix Contact's new line of Intrinsic Safety signal isolators link control and field level devices in hazardous locations to the safe area.

The 12.5 mm-wide MACX Analog Ex product range comprises one- and two-channel intrinsically safe isolators.

The MACX Analog Ex modules use a T-bus connection system for easy power bridging. They transmit measured values and control signals that are electrically isolated and offer high accuracy. The line covers all basic functions: analog in, analog out, digital in, digital out and temperature.

As a link between control and field level devices, MACX Analog Ex-… interfaces serve as a safe power limitation in intrinsically safe circuits in potentially explosive areas, up to Class I, Div. 1 and Zone 0. Additionally, they offer high accuracy when transmitting measured values and control signals that are electrically isolated. Due to their SIL calculations, according to EN 61508-1, the modules can be easily designed into safety-related industrial automation applications. Approvals include ATEX, IECEx, UL CID2, HART, GL (Germanischer Lloyds).

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