Phoenix Contact announces MACX Intrinsic Safety signal isolators
September 1, 2011 - Phoenix Contact announces MACX Intrinsic Safety signal isolators to 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).
About Phoenix Contact
Phoenix Contact develops and manufactures industrial electrical and electronic technology products that power, protect, connect and automate systems and equipment for a wide range of industries.
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