An ATEX barcode scanner can be used in environments where a potentially explosive atmosphere can occur. Our ATEX barcode scanners and ATEX RFID scanners are available in different price ranges, but more important than the price is functionality and features of such robust barcode scanners. In order to know which model of robust barcode scanner you need during your work in an ATEX zone, it is very important to know in which ATEX zone the work and explosion hazard falls.
Which ATEX zone?
The first distinction you need to make is between a gas or dust environment. For gas environments you need an ATEX barcode scanner for zone 0, 1 or 2. For dust areas these are zones 20, 21 or 22.
When does which zone apply? If a potentially explosive atmosphere is present continuously or for long periods of time (more than 10% of the operating or activity duration), this concerns zone 0 or 20. If the probability of a potentially explosive atmosphere being present in normal operation is high (between 0.1 and 10% of the operating or activity duration), this concerns zone 1 or 21. If the probability of a potentially explosive atmosphere being present is low and only for a short period of time (less than 0.1% of the operating or activity duration), this concerns zone 2 or 22.
Before placing an order, check carefully for which zone the barcode scanner should be suitable.
Different ATEX barcode scanners and ATEX RFID scanners
We have several ATEX certified rugged barcode scanners in our range. We supply barcode scanners and RFID scanners from Bartec, Ecom and i.safe-mobile.
For these rugged barcode scanners we can of course also supply various accessories to make it even easier to use. Think for example of a carrying bag to protect your barcode scanners during your work.
Do you need more information about the ATEX scanners? Then please contact our customer service. Our customer service can be reached by phone on +31 (0) 115 648 506, via the chat function at the bottom right of your screen or via our contact form. We will try to answer all your questions about the ATEX barcode scanners as soon as possible.