EX-Approved Product Roundup  

By AJ Born | November 28, 2023

This week’s Product Roundup highlights EX-approved interconnects from leading connector manufacturers and suppliers.

EX-approved interconnects

Avnet supplies Amphenol’s Star-Line EX Series, a hybrid form of the parent Star-Line product line. The series is certified for use in a Zone 1 hazardous environment. Classified facilities such as petrochemical refineries and land/offshore drilling systems are but a few of the applications for this broad product series. The Star-Line EX is certified to the latest IECEx and ATEX EN60079 standards, as well as the current GOST standards, and meets the requirements for the most severe environments in the hazardous arena, Star-Line EX is the choice of engineers worldwide.


Amphenol explosion-proof connector series Amphe-EX from PEI-Genesis is ATEX and IECex-approved for Zone 1-rated (Europe) (IECex 60079). Amphenol Amphe-EX are the only EX explosion-proof hazardous area threaded connectors that allow a signal to pass through Zone-rated areas using copper, coax, and fiber optic contacts in one product. These circular connectors are equipped to handle signal, power, or RF requirements in industrial and harsh environments. PEI-Genesis is the only approved worldwide assembling distributor.

The Klippon TB Enclosure series from Weidmüller has been expanded with 31 sizes and three depths, providing the highest quality and most versatile enclosures that are ideally suited for the challenging environments found in many industries. Features of the expanded line of enclosures include 316L stainless construction, highly corrosion-resistant electric-polished surfaces, one-piece high temperature silicone gasketing, internal and external ground studs, IP67/NEMA 4x protection class specifications. All 31 of these high-quality enclosures have garnered the most comprehensive range of approvals and country certifications such as EX UL Class 1, Div 2, Zone 1, Zone 2, 21 and 22; ATEX; IECEx, as well as all relevant approvals required for use in industries and in hazardous or potentially explosive risk zones.

AirBorn-SAOCAirBorn’s Space-Rated Active Optical Cable (SAOC) — built on the proven high-speed verSI connector platform, exemplifies all the benefits of fiber with the ease and reliability of copper. SAOC operates 4 channels at 12.5 Gb/s per channel ― 50 Gb/s aggregate. Radiation-hardened and non-outgassing components are used throughout the assembly to assure complete reliability. Optimizing size and weight factors in the design, SAOC is ideal for spaceflight and the extreme conditions that come to bear during a launch.

Learn more about harsh environment interconnects.

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