BARTEC Group

Position Switch for Use in the Ex Area

Press Release   •   Apr 13, 2009 09:33 GMT

Position switches are used everywhere where movable parts of machines and facilities have to be positioned, controlled and monitored. They serve for the controlling and signalling of switching devices or serve as a switch on regulating and control devices.

The pressure-proof encapsulated BARTEC position switches can be used in explosion-hazardous areas of zone 1 and zone 2 in accordance with the certificated explosion subgroups IIA, IIB and IIC and temperature class T6, as well as in zone 21 and zone 22 in accordance with the certificated maximal surface temperature. The product portfolio comprises mechanical and electronic switches, which come with a great variety of switching variations and actuators.

Every customary cable with a diameter between 5 and 11 mm can be connected to the position switch.

BARTEC is a leading global provider of explosion protection. Its international customers mainly include companies from the oil and gas, chemical, petrochemical and pharmaceutical industries and from the field of energy. In the context of the strategic further development of the group, the focus is on the key areas of innovation and globalisation: The goal of the "BARTEC goes mobile" strategy is to release a wide range of explosion-proof tablets, smartphones and cameras as well as the associated software integration in order to provide the best possible service to the future market of mobile solutions for use in hazardous areas. In addition, BARTEC is focusing on consistent internationalisation and on the systematic expansion of its international network, which currently comprises a global network of 14 production locations, over 60 sales units and around 50 international trading partners.