Our joysticks can be delivered with ATEX components which makes them suited for hazardous explosive atmospheres where high reliability and safety are required.
ATEX Joysticks & IECEx Joysticks
ATEX is an EU directive applicable for electrical equipment that is used in potentially explosive atmospheres. When the atmosphere contains flammable or combustible gases, vapor, mists or dust, an electric spark can lead to hazardous explosions. To ensure electrical equipment does not initiate such an explosion, the equipment must be designed, tested, and certified according to European safety standards.
The electrical components that pose the basic functionalities of a joystick are potentiometers and switches. An ATEX Joystick has one or multiple potentiometers and/or switches that are ATEX certified. This ensures that the ATEX Joystick is suitable for its intended purpose and that it can be used safely in hazardous environments, such as oil rigs, mining, and chemical plants.
Where an ATEX certification is only valid in EU countries, IECEx certification is internationally adopted. An IECEx Joystick has one or multiple potentiometers and/or switches that are IECEx certified. Therefore the IECEx joystick can be installed in hazardous environments all over the world.