Avtron M6C explosion protected ATEX and IECEx rated severe mill duty rotary encoders are designed for direct mounting on motor or load shafts, from 1" to 1 1/8" [25-30mm]. Other models available include no-bearing units such as XR5, XR56 and XR850, shafted models including XR4F and XR485. These models also include ATEX, IECEx, UL, cUL, NEC and CSA ratings.
The M6C is an updated model which directly replaces the M6 encoder, and M6C adds IECEx certification. No barrier or isolator is required-mount M6C directly in any ATEX or IECEx Zone 1 application.
Why take a chance with weak optical encoders on your drilling rig? The M6C features Nidec-Avtron’s rugged magnetic sensor and solid metal rotor technology. Our shatterproof, moisture proof systems ensure your application has maximum uptime. The hollow shaft (tethered) models offer direct mounting on shafts from 1" to 1 1/8", without flanges, reducers, couplings, or other hardware. No rework is needed; just mount the encoder directly on the shaft, and secure the tether arm. The heavy duty bearings withstand runout and vibration that destroy lesser encoders.
M6C also includes a complete wiring protection system--it can survive all types of wiring errors and drive signals down the longest cables.
For more information on keeping your rotary encoders working in oil and gas applications, visit our oil and gas blog.
We believe explosion protected encoders should also be ready to withstand the rough drilling environment. Try the M6C today!