ATEX foot switches for offshore - gas zone 1 & 2 dust zone 21
Steute has developed a series of foot controls especially developed for use in extreme environments. The GF(S)I Extreme foot controls are designed to be very robust and can withstand even high levels of mechanical wear and tear. An optional protective guard hinders unintentional actuation. The housing is so effectively sealed that it can even withstand high-pressure cleaning (protection class IP69K). The special powder-coated and corrosion resistant aluminium housing also passed the salt spray test according to DIN EN ISO 9227 with no difficulty at all. Read more about extreme switches.
Normal and safety applications
This switchgear series can be used in safety applications (GFSI) and to actuate machine functions during normal operation (GFI). Different switching inserts permit adaptation to individual applications. An Ex variant for Ex zones 1 and 21 is under development. Read more about ATEX switches.
A wireless variant requiring neither power nor signal cables is also planned. This variant will communicate via the sWave SW868 /SW915 wireless technology developed by steute. It facilitates greater flexibility when positioning switchgear and excludes the risk of cables becoming damaged in the rough ambient conditions which extreme foot controls are exposed to every day. View wireless foot switch RF GFSI SW2.4 Safe.
- Corrosion-resistant aluminium enclosure
- Salt-mist spray test to DIN EN ISO 9227
- High degree of protection IP66, IP67 or IP69K depending on selected cable gland
- Temperature resistant from -40 °C up to +90 °C
- Screws and metal parts made of stainless steel
- With protective shield
- Max. 4 contacts