Proximity Switch Enters The Ex Zone


EGE-Elektronik’s IGEX20a inductive proximity switch is described as a very compact sensor for zone 0/20 hazardous areas that can be used without additional amplifiers. The component is certified according to ATEX and IECEx. The IECEx certification simplifies worldwide use of the sensors. Certified for use in Ex zones 0 and 20, the proximity switches can be employed in hazardous areas with gas or dust atmospheres, for example in gas stations and facilities with gas-conveying parts.


Switching function is indicated by an LED on the back of the device. The sensors are available in an M12, M18, or M30 design. Flush installation provided, the nominal switching distances are 2 mm, 5 mm, and 10 mm, depending on the design. The proximity switches are connected via a 2 m PUR cable. EGE supplies the sensors with different cable lengths on request. For more details,  checkout the IGEX20a datasheet and visit EGE-Elektronik.