Balluff’s Micropulse TA12 explosion-proof linear position transducer has been credited with IECEx explosive atmospheres approval rating to IEC 60079 0/1/26/31, expanding its potential use in applications where hazardous gases and/or dusts are present.

The Micropulse TA12 is a non-contact linear position sensor with a compact, explosion-proof housing. It is specifically designed for continuous feedback on hydraulically and pneumatically actuated valves for oil and gas refining, storage, transport and handling. The magnetostrictive sensor is designed for both extended duty and quick replacement – key attributes in the energy sector.

Non-contact, wear-free magnetostrictive technology helps to ensure long life and MTBF for maximum production up-time. If the unit does require service, the TA12 incorporates its electronics and sensing hardware in a Rapid Replacement Module (RRM) that allows fast field repairs by the customer. With the RRM, there is no need to break the hydraulic seal. This eliminates fluid spillage and the need to bleed air from the hydraulic system after repair. The Balluff Rapid Replacement Module allows the user to get production up and running quickly if repair is ever necessary.

The Micropulse TA12 offers a range of control signal interface options, including analogue voltage and current, start/stop pulse digital, synchronous serial digital, digital quadrature and digital field buses such as Profibus and CANbus.


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