Minneapolis Honeywell has announced it has received Electrotechnical Commission (IECEx) approval for its Micro Switch BX explosion-proof switch products. With IECEx approvals, manufacturers can specify one Honeywell Micro Switch BX-series switch for a machine that will potentially be used in Europe, Asia or North America.
IECEx is the Commissions certification of explosive atmospheres and incorporates all existing approvals. Current North American UL/CSA and European ATEX approvals are being superseded by IECEx recognition. Honeywells explosion-proof switch family obtained certification from the official global regulatory agency.
The global nature of approvals is critical to pull together many countries and territories regulatory requirements, said Leslie Neill, global product marketing manager for Honeywell explosion-proof and safety switches.
This allows our customers to apply our products almost anywhere in the world and meet ever-increasing levels of safety regulations, explained Brad Kautzer, vice president and general manager of electromechanical line of business for Honeywell Sensing and Control.
By obtaining the newest global standard for safety, Honeywell customers around the world can be assured their explosion-proof switches may meet all local safety regulations. Honeywell BX Series explosion-proof limit switches are rugged products used in hazardous locations, such as control valves in petrochemical, waste handling or food processing plants.