Published on Oct.23.2014
Why ATEX Certification is a Requirement

ATEX certification for equipment was created to ensure employee safety in explosive atmospheres. Today many countries have made it a requirement for organizations operating in certain industries to use equipment that meets the regulatory compliance. This includes technologies used in potentially explosive atmospheres.

What industries require ATEX-certified equipment?

Regulations apply to any potentially explosive environments including electrical, mechanical, mining, and even flour mills. ATEX-certified equipment is especially imperative in hazardous locations like oil refineries, offshore oil rigs, petrochemical plants, and remote pipeline locales.

When equipment is ATEX certified, it ensures it is safe for use in potentially explosive atmospheres and other hazardous locales. At Winmate, we recently received the certification on our R15ID3S-65FTE/Ex. This panel PC now carries the ATEX and C1D2 dual certification, which means it won’t produce heat or spark sufficient to ignite explosive atmospheres where gases such as acetylene, hydrogen, esters and hydrocarbons may have accidentally entered the atmosphere. It meets regulatory compliance for use in industries such as oil, gas, and petrochemical manufacturing, and others where ignitable gases or vapor may be present.

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The R15ID3S-65FTE/Ex panel PC features
  • Robust processing power with the 1.6GHz Intel Atom Dual Core N2600 processor
  • True Flat design
  • A sunlight-viewable, resistive touchscreen with 1024 x 768 pixel resolution
  • Fanless compact design at just 15.6 x 12.2 inches
  • Stainless steel housing
  • Sealed to IP65 and meets MIL-STD-810G – protected against water, extreme temperatures, shock, dust, vibration, and 4-foot drops to concrete
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  Class 1 Div 2 Certified ATEX Zone 2 Certified
*With cover plate and special cable gland
Panel PC R15ID3S-65FTE R15ID3S-65FTE-Ex
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