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ATEX approval for valve islands with G3 electronics

ATEX approval for valve islands with G3 electronics
ASCO Numatics announces that its Series 2005 valve islands with G3 electronics are now certified to ATEX category 3 zone 2-22 for explosive atmospheres, enabling the benefits of the G3 electronics to be applied to a wider range of installations. When mounted in an IP65 or Ex a cabinet, the valves are certified II 3G Ex nA IIC T4 Gc X for gas and II 3D Ex t IIIC T85°C Dc IP65 X for dust. 

The Series 2005 valve islands with G3 electronics, offer increased intelligence in the form of new diagnostic functions and a graphic display in place of the usual LED indicators. The display supports plain-language messaging of diagnostic information at both the module and communication node level. The G3 Series product line is a completely modular system that uses an innovative clip design, allowing easy module removal/replacement without dismantling the whole manifold.

The ATEX certification covers 3/2-5/2-double 3/2 NC-NC - 5/3 valves over a temperature range of -20degC < Ta < +46degC and a flow rate of 500 l/min. Each manifold can have up to 32 coils maximum with up to 16 coils energised simultaneously. Certification also covers the Ethernet/IP, Modbus TCP, DeviceNet and Profibus protocols, round M23 and sub-D 37 multipin connector and 16 and 8 way digital and analogue input/output modules.
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