XR12 SMARTSafe™ modular incremental quadrature encoder sensors enable the world's first hazardous duty rotary encoders with removable electronics. They are cULus, ATEX and IECEx certified and offer incredibly reliable no-bearing construction! SMARTSafe sensors can be used in ATEX/IECEx gas and dust and UL gas hazardous environments. Also available: hollow shaft models (XR685), shafted models (XR485), no-bearing modular encoders (XR125, XR850), and modular sensors for smaller bore applications (XR5).
For Level 2 applications requiring ATEX/IECEx Zone 2 or 22 or cULus Class I, Division 2, Groups A,B,C,D use the XR12 directly in your application, with no barrier, isolator or cable gland required.
For Level 1 applications requiring ATEX/IECEx Zone 1 or 21 protection use the XRB1 or XRB2 isolator in your control cabinet which permits the use of intrinsically safe wiring instead of explosion-proof conduit or glands. The XR56 can also be used in UL Class I Div 1 & Zone 0 applications using the XRB2 Isolator.
Unlike the competition, Avtron SMARTSafe encoder systems are protected against short circuits, power-to-output wiring, and output-to-ground faults.
Instead of mounting a tiny optical encoder with weak bearings on a wobbling stub shaft, mount XR12 directly on your machine and install the rotor on your main application or motor shaft. Vibration, shock, liquids, dust and dirt won't harm SMARTSafe™ XR12 encoders! Paint booths, draw works, coil tubing rigs...XR12 can keep them all working 24-7-365.
Eliminate the biggest cause of industrial encoder failure--eliminate the bearings with XR12 hazardous duty encoder sensors.