Optimal safety, even in explosive (ATEX) environments
Auer Signal, founded in 1910 in Vienna, Austria, has been a market leader in signalling for many years. Whether optical or acoustic, when it comes to signalling technology, Auer Signal has the right product or products.
Over 100 years of experience is reflected in all Auer products. They are the experts in signalling, even in (potentially) explosive environments where the equipment used, including signalling, must meet the highest safety standards.
With Auer Signal products, you can improve your production process as your employees are immediately informed about, for example, a machine malfunction. But also when it comes to the safety of people on the shop floor, clear signalling of emergencies or even (acute) danger through light and/or sound is vital, especially in explosive environments. Naturally, Auer also has the right products for these types of environments.
ATEX (ATmosphères EXplosibles)
For many environments, standard signal towers, signal lamps, or buzzers/beepers are sufficient. However, in explosive hazardous areas, also known as ATEX areas or Ex areas, a standard signal lamp or acoustic module is not permitted. Special signal lamps and acoustic modules are needed for such areas, which can be found in shipbuilding, the chemical industry, gas companies, paint spraying booths, refineries, etc.
Auer Signal has special ATEX signal lamps and signal horns to maximize the safety of your employees in explosive hazardous areas.
What is an explosive, ATEX or Ex area?
The terms "explosive area", "ATEX zone" or "Ex zone" are quite broad. What makes a space an explosive area and how dangerous is such a space in terms of explosion risk? To clarify this, explosive areas are classified into different ATEX or Ex zones, depending on the level of explosion risk.
The different ATEX / Ex zones
Firstly, a distinction is made between explosion hazards caused by gas (often indicated with a "G" from the word gas) or by dust (often indicated with a "D" from the word dust).
Then, the degree of explosion risk is considered to further subdivide the spaces into, for each type (gas and dust), 3 different zones. Here, zone 2 and 22 represent an area where explosion risk is present for less than 0.1% of the time. In zones 1 and 21, the explosion risk is greater, with explosion hazards present between 0.1% and 10% of the time. Finally, there are zone 0 and zone 20. In zones with these designations, there is often, more than 10% of the time, an explosion hazard present.
Different Types of ATEX Signalling Products
The ATEX signalling products from Auer come in various types to provide the right signal lamp or signal horn (alarm) for every application. The ATEX line from Auer offers the following products:
|dSD LED Signal Lamp with Metal Housing
This LED signal lamp is a true all-rounder. With options for continuous light, flashing, strobe, and rotating beacon with adjustable speed, this lamp provides clear signalling for malfunctions, emergencies, or danger. The signal lamp is available in 5 different colours and in a 24 VDC or 110-240 VAC version. The lamp has a copper-free and seawater-resistant aluminium housing with a lens of tempered glass. The lens is protected by a stainless steel protective cage. This lamp is suitable for harsh conditions and has an IP66 and IP67 classification. The signal lamp is suitable for use in zones 1, 2, 21 & 22.
|dSF LED Flash Light with Metal Housing
This flash lamp is equipped with a Xenon flash tube for clear signalling through bright flashes. You can choose a light intensity of 5 J or 15 J. The signal lamp is available in 5 different colours and in a 24 VDC or 230-240 VAC version. The lamp has a copper-free and seawater-resistant aluminium housing with a dome of borosilicate glass with a coloured plastic outer lens. The lens is protected by a stainless steel protective cage. This lamp has an IP66 classification and is suitable for use in zones 1, 2, 21 & 22.
|mDD LED Signal Lamp with Plastic Housing
This LED signal lamp is a true all-rounder. With options for continuous light, flashing, strobe, and rotating beacon, this lamp provides clear signalling for malfunctions, emergencies, or danger. The signal lamp is available in 5 different colours and in a 24 VDC or 230 VAC version. The lamp has a polycarbonate plastic housing and lens. This signal lamp is suitable for harsh conditions and has an IP66 classification. The signal lamp is suitable for use in zones 1, 2, 21 & 22.
|dHH Signal Horn with Plastic Housing
This signal horn provides a sound level of no less than 105 dB for clear acoustic signalling of, for example, malfunctions, emergencies, or danger. The horn is available in a 24 VDC or 230 VAC version and has a fiberglass-reinforced plastic housing. The horn has an IP66 classification and is suitable for use in zones 1, 2, 21 & 22.
Auer Signal Signaling - Fortop
In the Product Portal of Fortop, you will find an extensive product range for optical and acoustic signaling within your company.
Go directly to our Product Portal via the links below:
- Signal Towers
- Visual signalling equipment
- Visual - audible signalling equipment
- Audible signalling equipment
- ATEX signalisation