Hoffman ZONEX enclosures meet European ATEX requirements
Increased safety deals with controlling (limiting) the arc or spark of components installed so as to eliminate the possibility of igniting a gas or dust in the environment, as well as controlling the surface temperature of the enclosure, explains Greg Quick, Hoffman product manager. ZONEX Enclosures that are factory populated with terminal blocks and ATEX Certified have limits on the number of terminal blocks installed. By limiting the number of terminal blocks installed, the amount of heat generated by the wire and installed components is controlled. Controlling the temperature rise maintains the enclosure surface temperature below defined limits, which eliminates spontaneous combustion due to the known flash points of certain gases and dusts.
ZONEX Enclosures are fabricated from Type 316 stainless steel, which provides superior corrosion resistance in most environments, and the silicone gasket offers exceptional sealing and temperature performance. Side mounted slotted mounting brackets allow easy one-person mounting and installation. Standard enclosures with either one or three gland plates allow for easy modification and wiring, and a lift-off door allows full access to components inside.
ZONEX Enclosures can be purchased as certified components only, which are standard catalog offerings, or Hoffman can provide certified populated and modified enclosuresconfigured with ATEX-certified terminal blocks, stopping plugs, and drains combined with customer-specified holes, cutouts, and markings. Hoffman offers ZONEX with industry leading availability, with standard ZONEX models available in two weeks or less and modified enclosures in eight weeks.
Applications. ZONEX Enclosures deliver a robust solution for terminal and junction enclosure applications in potentially hazardous locations, including:
In addition, several features and benefits of the ZONEX Enclosure make it particularly safe and simple to use:
Hoffman, based in Anoka, Minn., is a leading designer and manufacturer of systems that safely and reliably protect the electronic and electrical controls in industrial, data communication and commercial construction applications. With more than 60 years of experience, extensive technical expertise and a vast distribution network, Hoffman is recognized as an industry leader providing a broad range of standard, modified and custom enclosure solutions to customers worldwide. Hoffman is a member of the Pentair Technical Products Group, which also includes Pentair Electronic Packaging, Schroff, Pentair Enclosures Europe, Pentair Enclosures Asia, and McLean Thermal.
Spectrum releases generatorNETBOX series of waveform generators
The generatorNETBOX series of arbitrary waveform generators (AWGs), based on the LXI instrumentation standard, are designed for engineers and...
Heason introduces SVTS B series of slip ring assemblies
The SVTS B Series (SRC 032M) series IP65 sealed slip ring assembly isdesigned to meet the needs of latest technology flowpack packaging machines....
PI announces E-873.3QTU servo controller
Applications of the E-873.3QTU include precision alignment and automation, semiconductor technology, photonics, bio-nano-technology, metrology,...
BEI Kimco introduces LAH15-19-000A linear voice coil actuator
Initially designed to meet the exacting requirements of an anesthesia machine, the LAH15-19-000A VCA will serve well for many other applications...
ADLINK helps PCI Manufacturers Group release COM Express version 3.0 with Type 7 pinout
Customer applications benefitting from the Type 7 pinout include space-constrained systems in industrial automation and data communication, such as...
NEMA publishes NEMA ABP 1-2016 Selective Coordination of Low-Voltage Circuit Breakers
The purpose of this paper is to provide guidance to engineers regarding the National Electrical Code (NEC) requirements for selective coordination.
Emerson Industrial's Unidrive AC delivers power for German textile company
Freudenberg needed to replace an AC drive within their nonwoven production facility in Kaiserslautern, Germany. The need for a small footprint...
Automation Fair 2016
Attend industry forums, hands-on labs, and technical sessions to expand your knowledge and use of the latest control, power and information...
Wonderware User Group
Wonderware is again changing the Industry landscape from Human Powered to Empowered Humans. Let us show you a new level of control – a level of...
2016 Process Control and Safety Symposium and Exhibition
Conference tracks, featuring sessions led by the world’s leading experts, will cover critical instrumentation, communications, control systems,...