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Controllers for hazardous locations

October 5, 2012
By Alison Dunn

Lead by ETHERNET 2.0 Programmable Controllers, 89 WAGO-I/O-SYSTEM modules and controllers now carry both ATEX and IECEx certifications for high-temperature, hazardous locations. This opens additional controllers, such as the ETHERNET 2.0 SD Card capable 750-880, to Ex applications operating between 0 degrees Celsius to +60 degrees Celsius. Select specialty modules with the certifications now bring asset management, control-to-machine wiring and Bluetooth® to upstream oil and gas, pipelines and mining applications. Just 12mm wide, WAGO’s ATEX and IECEx Certified 16-Point, High-Density Modules streamline control-to-machine wiring. The digital I/O is favoured for compact enclosures that hinder control design, such as those in offshore applications.

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