XC77 / XAC77 is the high performance incremental, fieldbus and Ethernet encoder family with ATEX certification from Lika Electronic. It combines robustness, accuracy and flexibility for use in hazardous and extreme environments and the roughest applications and is ideally suited for a variety of tricky sectors such as mining industry, iron and steel mills, cranes, portal cranes and hoists, heavy vehicles, mobile equipment, construction machinery, shipbuilding industry, marine installations and offshore facilities, oil and gas industry, wind turbines and solar power plants.
Comprehensive range of incremental and absolute single- and multiturn encoders:
Category 2 ATEX encoders for use in zones 1, 2, 21, 22
Category 3 ATEX encoders for use in zones 2, 22
Ultra-rugged enclosure with oversized frame walls and IP65 protection rate
Aluminium or stainless steel construction
Compliance with the ATEX ("ATmosphères EXplosibles") European Directive is a legal requirement in all European Union Member States for any equipment intended for use in potentially explosive atmospheres.
Equipment and protective systems for use in hazardous areas must comply with the statements of the ATEX Directive 2014/34/EU, commonly referred to as the new ATEX "product" directive, which is applicable from 20 April 2016 and replaces the previous Directive 94/9/EC.
Lika Electronic has developed a comprehensive range of ATEX certified encoders: XC77 series, XAC77 series and XAC77 FB series. They are designed to cover a wide variety of critical applications in hazardous and harsh areas in which explosive atmospheres caused by gases, vapours, mists or air/dust mixtures are likely to occur occasionally (category 2 encoders) and in which explosive atmospheres caused by gases, vapours, mists, or air/dust mixtures are unlikely to occur or, if they do occur, are likely to do so only infrequently and for a short period only (category 3 encoders).