Pepperl+Fuchs Explosion Protection and Intrinsically Safe Products

The safety of staff, facility and environment are of paramount concern within every industry and especially within hazardous environments. From combustible dust, to gases, liquids and machinery, every organization has at least one risk factor associated with daily operations.

With safety being a top priority for Process Measurement Company and our customers, we’re highlighting a supplier with a dedication to workplace safety, Pepperl+Fuchs. Engineers at Pepperl+Fuchs and ecom, a Pepperl+Fuchs company, work to create products that not only meet specs for explosion protection but increase efficiencies as well.

ATEX regulation states that if the risk of potentially explosive atmosphere formation cannot be eliminated, then secondary explosion protection measures must be used. These Pepperl+Fuchs and ecom products prevent, or are immune to the ignition of the combustible materials in hazardous atmospheres.

Pepperl+Fuchs Z-System Zener Barriers

Eliminating the chance of a circuit-caused explosion is best dealt with at the source. Pepperl+Fuchs zener barriers are designed to be a cost-effective way to safely ground hazardous sections of circuits. By limiting the amount of energy transferred to hazardous locations, the circuits are incapable of igniting explosive atmospheres. Zener barriers protect all measurement and control instruments inside a control room, in the field, or inside a hazardous area.

A compact design allows for positioning directly onto a 35MM DIN-Rail. Thanks to easy mounting, engineers are able to save time, as well as space, and allow for easy grounding of current.


  • Fast mounting, grounding directly connected with DIN-rail
  • Separation of field loop by removing the fuse
  • ­­Limitation of energy supplied in intrinsically safe circuits ­­
  • High packing density up to 4 mm/channel ­­
  • Over 75 variants for AC and DC, and one­, two­ and three-channel modules

The Z-system zener barriers are designed with easy commissioning and maintenance in mind.  Variants with field-replaceable fuses allow for easy disconnecting or open circuiting of the instrument. By creating a compact solution with supreme functionality, Pepperl+Fuchs zener barriers offer peace of mind in a compact package.

Pad-Ex® 01 HR DZ2 Windows Tablet – Intrinsically Safe Tablet

For businesses that require tracking, recording, researching and uploading data and figures live, tablets are essential. Safety regulations, however, prevent handheld electronics from entering certain parts of a facility. This can pose a hindrance for any company with hazardous environments. The Pad-Ex® 01 HR DZ2 is a first-of-its-kind intrinsically safe tablet, able to navigate these hazardous areas of a facility.

With a Mil-Std. rating of 81, and IP protection of IP65, this rugged tablet is far from pedestrian. Backing a 5th Generation Intel® Core™ i5/i7 processor, it boasts top-of-the-line speed and power. Both durable and fast, this Windows 10 enabled tablet combines the best of both worlds with a large screen and CSA approval for Class I, Division 2, groups A-D. The Pad-Ex® 01 HR DZ2 is ideal for field operatives to complement or even substitute desktop PC, laptop or wall mounted display.


  • 1920×1080: High Resolution Display
  • 4G LTE/Wi-Fi
  • CSA approval for Class I, Division 2, groups A-D
  • Sunlight Readable Display
  • Capacitive Multi-Touch Screen
  • 1D / 2D Barcode Scanner (optional)
  • 5MP Auto Focus Camera with LED Flashlight

When Wi-Fi or 4G are not an option, up to 256 GB of space is available, giving it a robust amount of storage. An optional desktop docking interface allows the tablet connection to a PC, further increasing productivity and connectivity.

Smart-Ex® 02 DZ1 Intrinsically Safe Smartphone

Smartphones are a mainstay throughout business practices, but limited to locations where they are zoned for safety. Because of this, ecom designed the Smart-Ex® 02 DZ1, an intrinsically safe smartphone for use in hazardous areas.

The Smart-Ex® 02 DZ1 is a simple, effective way to improve communications and efficiency in a compact, long-lasting package. The successor to the first, and only intrinsically safe smartphone, this new model exceeds expectations. It is safe for zones 1/21 and DIV 1 areas, and upholds the highest standards for solid and liquid protection, with a rating of IP68.

With 4G-LTE standard, high speed internet availability eliminates needing to back-track to a secondary location to upload or download necessary information. This phone is designed to be an easy solution across industries and countries. This is why the Smart Ex® 02 DZ1 is SIM-unlocked. Regardless of the service plan chosen, this phone can connect to a possible 21 LTE bands, and fit into a businesses’ wireless contracts.


  • 4G / LTE standard (SIM unlocked)
  • ATEX Certification Zones 1/21 and DIV 1 Areas
  • Regular security updates prevent access to confidential data
  • Android™ 9 operating system
  • 3 GB RAM, 32 GB ROM
  • Wi-Fi Standard
    2.4 Ghz und 5 Ghz support
  • Bluetooth® 4.2 incl. BLE
  • GPS / A-GPS / Glonass / Beidou / Galileo
  • 12 MP + 5 MP camera
  • Replaceable 4400 mAh battery

Upgraded features include a 12MP camera, Bluetooth® 4.2, waterproof magnetic USB 2.0, and the most powerful replaceable 4400mAh battery available. The onboard 3GB of RAM is capable of running multiple apps and background processes, better than many high-end smartphones available for commercial use.

Smart-Ex 2 Intrinsically Safe Smartphone

Pepperl+Fuchs Advantage

Pepperl+Fuchs has made a long career of providing some of the most accessible and efficient sensors, explosion-protected hardware and more. Regardless of industry, the equipment from Pepperl+Fuchs is built to last and keep operations running safely.

Process Measurement Company, a Pepperl+Fuchs Distributor with Unmatched Services

At Process Measurement Company, it is our mission to offer our customers with solutions tailor-made to the needs of modern industry. It is our responsibility to continue to offer technology that brings the best quality and supreme value. Process Measurement Company is proud to distribute the Pepperl+Fuchs Explosion Protection line to our customers. If your organization is looking to increase the safety of day-to-day operations or need a more efficient solution for existing explosion protection, contact us today. Our knowledgeable staff are happy to help you find the right solutions for any size application.

2019-09-03T09:19:32-05:00August 21st, 2019|