Bürkert's AirLINE Ex Type 8650 unit is fully certified for use in explosive or hazard areas with gas or dust atmospheres. The system was developed in cooperation with Siemens, fusing with Bürkert technology for electro-pneumatic control that may be deployed directly into zone 1/21 environments (Zone 0).
Integrating a direct Profibus DP-is interface, Bürkert's AirLINE Ex 8650 is ideally suited for hazardous area distributed control systems for chemicals, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, solvents, alcohols, minerals and oil and gas.
The AirLINE Ex 8650 is configured by application and can include up to 48 valve functions and 32 electronic Siemens modules, for a maximum width of 1.07 meters. The valves may be 3/2, 5/2 or dual 3/2 function with flow rates of 300 or 700 litres per minute. They are rated for 100% duty cycle and offer Hot Swap functionality, with manual override as an added safety feature.
Typically housed in a stainless steel control panel, the AirLINE Ex 8650 system delivers substantial reductions in cabinet space, wiring, documentation and validation by combining IECEx (plus EExia & FM-Ex) solenoid valves with modules from the intrinsically safe SIMATIC ET 200iSPTM system and Fieldbus communications, providing users with a complete IECEx certified turnkey solution.
Bürkert Australia links customers with the international resources of the Bürkert Group which has sales reaching AUD$1 billion annually. The Bürkert Group has offices in 40 countries internationally as well as operations in an additional 80 countries, plus a network of SystemHaus R&D and OEM development knowledge centres. Bürkert Australia celebrated its 30th anniversary in Australia & NZ in 2010.
Burkert Fluid Control Systems | Process Control Solutions
Bürkert Fluid Control Systems is an international organisation with offices in 40 countries and operations in an additional 80.
With 30 years in Australia and New Zealand, building on more than 60 years global experience, Bürkert delivers world-best German engineered and manufactured solenoid, process and proportional valves, pneumatics, sensors, microfluidics and mass flow control products.
Bürkert has the engineering expertise to develop turnkey process automation systems based on our world-best technology products, working with food and beverage, pharmaceutical and biotechnology, water and environment, mining and hygienic applications.
Our local projects team works in partnership with industry to design, build and commission complete systems, and has worked with some of the best known names in Australia and New Zealand.
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