More than 50 WAGO-I/O-SYSTEM components have been approved for use in hazardous areas by the German TÜV Nord certification body.
WAGO continues to expanded its line of Ex products: More than 50 components within the WAGO-I/O-SYSTEM 750 have been approved for Ex applications. Recently ATEX- and IECEx-certified products for operating in temperatures up to 60°C include: Eight- and 16-channel digital input/output modules, fieldbus controllers with media redundancy or SD card, as well as PROFIsafe and Bluetooth® modules. This simplifies and streamlines the implementation of customized automation solutions in hazardous areas (e.g., mine environments, gas and dust atmospheres).
The WAGO-I/O-SYSTEM is designed for installation in non-hazardous areas or in Zone 2/22. The system integrates sensors and actuators via intrinsically safe Ex i modules in Zones 0/22 and 1/21, without additional devices (e.g., Zener barriers). This allows Ex i applications to be safely and economically combined with standard automation applications. Fieldbus technology for hazardous areas is particularly vital to both process (grain/coal mills, bio-gas/cement plants) and power industries (gas/oil production facilities).