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Explosion Protection

 

 

Explosion protection is among the legally required safety-relevant task areas of system engineers and planners: Not only is safety for humans at stake; uninterrupted production processes and environmental protection are also critical.

 

 

 

Explosive atmospheres can occur nearly anywhere. The usual suspects such as the chemical industry, mining or gas and oil production are not the only areas where substances that form an explosive atmosphere when mixed with oxygen are worked with. Flammable combinations occur in many industries, every day, even where you might not expect them. Such hazardous combinations also occur daily in many other branches, such as the textile industry or in regenerative energy production from sustainable raw materials. The systems installed there must meet all explosion protection requirements. Learn about why you are a step ahead with our Ex protection and whether it is also important for you.

 

 

 

 

WAGO in Explosion Protection

 

Principles of Explosion Protection

What happens during an explosion, which factors are important and what protective measures are available? You will learn everything you need to know about ATEX, Ex zones, ignition protection categories, etc., right here.

Why Explosion Protection from WAGO?

Products for Ex protection must fulfill special requirements with respect to ignition protection. Moreover, special solutions are frequently used for Ex protection. WAGO offers precisely what planners and system integrators in these areas want. Our flexible explosion protection product line can be combined safely and economically in just the right proportions – and this with a uniform system covering everything from non-Ex areas to Ex areas and Ex areas in overall production.

Applying Explosion Protection in Automation Technology

Use WAGO's I/O system and modules for Ex areas to make machines and systems more efficient and safer in atmospheres subject to explosion – and do so safely, reliably and economically because with our Ex components for automation, the Ex and non-Ex areas merge. Rely on Ex protection for automation when you want to save costs for engineering, commissioning, maintenance and operation, are looking for solution possibilities flexible enough for future adaptations and need explosion protection components for ship automation or the on/offshore area.

Advantages of WAGO's Automation Products for Explosion Protection:

  • Easy installation
  • Reliable wireless transmission
  • Secure transmission (encrypted)
  • AFH (Adaptive Frequency Hopping)
  • Adaptive transmission power
  • Use of the license-free 2.4 GHz frequency band

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Automation

Ready for the Ex Area

Automation under adverse environmental conditions? WAGO products and solutions are made for the challenge.

Applying Explosion Protection in Connection Technology

Anyone who wants to assert himself against the competitors in the Ex area must produce economically, in addition to providing safe and high-quality products. There is great savings potential in the control cabinets for machines and systems. All TOPJOB® S Through and Ground Conductor Terminal Blocks, as well as the special Ex high-current terminal blocks, are suitable for use in Ex e I/II areas. The blocks provide the most reliable connection for extreme environments, such as gas, dust or mines. The X-COM®S-SYSTEM, which combines pluggable rail-mount terminal blocks and female plugs, is also available for Ex applications. The components of the X-COM®S-SYSTEM are non-sparking (“nA” ignition protection class) and approved for use in Zone 2 hazardous areas.

Advantages of WAGO's Electrical Interconnection Products for Explosion Protection:

  • Economical system operation
  • Quick start-up and service times thanks to modular concepts
  • Reduced operating costs thanks to maintenance-free and vibration-proof connection technology
  • Adjustments can be made quickly thanks to Optimum form factor and versatility mean adjustments can be made quickly
  • With global marine approvals, the perfect choicer for on-/offshore areas
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Verbindungstechnik

Inclusive Explosion Protection

Approved for the Ex area: WAGO products form secure connections even under the most extreme conditions.

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Topics and Solutions for Today and Tomorrow

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December 4, 2018
Topics

Digital – Down to the Fingertips

PLM, ERP, MES – In the industries of the future, software technologies like these will be increasingly used to digitize and automate ordering and production processes. No business headed for smart factory technology can afford to be without them. The people at WAGO, based in Minden, Germany have realized this, too. As early as 2000, the company began to comprehensively digitize its value added chain. Today, the manufacturer of electrical interconnection and automation products not only saves on paper, it also decides when and where orders will be processed in a fully automated manner. This is especially relevant, not only when shipping in-stock items, but also when producing custom products for customers.

December 4, 2018
Interview

“We improve consistency and data transparency along the value added chain.“

Interview regarding control cabinet manufacturing with Simone Brinkmann-Tewes, manager of smartData Engineering at Wago Kontakttechnik

December 4, 2018
Customer application

Savings with Spring Clamp Terminals

When the automotive company wants to reduce costs, the suppliers must also react. F.EE builds control cabinets for a number of OEMs, and the compact WAGO spring pressure connection technology facilitates the work. The company, located in the Upper Palatinate, has relied on the innovative clamping technology since the 80s.

December 4, 2018
Customer application

The Trend toward Compact Power Plants

2G Energy AG exploits a number of application areas for cogeneration plants with their g-box. The compact systems are tailored to be profitable small power plants, with an electrical output range from 20 to 50 kW, for use in small hotels, industrial operations, or apartment blocks. The CHP specialists from western Münster have designed the quiet turnkey module for coupling power and heat to be particularly lean. Completely assembled DIN-rails from WAGO are used for the electronics connections.
December 4, 2018
Customer application

Installation and Service Are Simpler

The times of clearly delineated machine rooms at the head of shaft systems are coming to an end in residential and commercial buildings. The structural volume allocated for modern elevators is being increasingly reduced. Spatial efficiency is everything. The technology has moved from the machine housings to the shafts, namely to those areas where there is still free space. Janzhoff Aufzüge, specialists in elevators and escalators, use the TOPJOB® S Rail-Mount Terminal Block System from WAGO for handling the dramatically increased level of data strings involved. By using the associated marking system, they have achieved additional efficiencies during installation and servicing.
November 19, 2018
News

New MCS MAXI 6 Connectors with Levers – Field Wiring in Next to No Time

The MULTI CONNECTION SYSTEM (MCS) expands: WAGO's new MCS MAXI 6 line of pluggable connectors can terminate 10 mm2 (8 AWG) conductors and has integrated levers, making fast and convenient wiring possible.

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