Xerafy Announces ATEX Compliance For Its RFID Tags
Xerafy tags are ATEX certified for use in explosive atmospheres where customers can be assured that, with great performance, safety has not been compromised
ATEX compliance is mandatory for certain industrial application and processes such as chemical plants and specialize refineries for logistics, maintenance and asset management operations. Xerafy’s tags successfully completed a detailed process of examination, testing and assessment for use in potentially hazardous areas by TECTUS, a leading and experienced ATEX specialist for RFID systems. Under the control and authority of TECTUS, the tags have been marked with “CE” and “Ex” symbol and TECTUS Transponder Technology GmbH Certificate-No.: BVS 11 ATEX ZQS/E262 to certify their compliance to:
➢ EN60079-0:2006 General requirements
➢ EN60079-0:2007 Intrinsic safety
➢ IEC61241-0:2004 Dust explosion protection
➢ IEC61241-11:2005 Intrinsically safe apparatus
“The advantage of having Xerafy tags ATEX certified is to facilitate its acceptance within the EU, and also in many other areas worldwide, for adoption within hazardous environments where ATEX compliance is mandatory,” said Udo W. Doege, managing director of TECTUS. “Our industrial customers are now able to procure ATEX certified Xerafy tags from TECTUS and use these safely and reliably in ATEX Zone 1 or Zone 21 for dust."
“Xerafy tags are built to withstand the harshest RFID conditions, often operating in extreme temperatures and where explosive materials may be present,” said Dennis Khoo, CEO of Xerafy. “With ATEX compliance, our customers can be assured that along with great performance, safety has not been compromised in their tag selection.”
Xerafy is committed to bringing customers the world's smallest and most durable passive UHF RFID-on-metal and RFID-in-metal tags qualified and tested to meet extreme conditions over the lifetime of an asset. Xerafy’s innovative packaging technology offers the automotive manufacturing, aerospace, energy, IT and construction market affordable, durable, high temperature smart tags that can be easily be attached to or embedded in metal assets. Xerafy is headquartered in Hong Kong and maintains sales and support offices in Dallas, Texas, Washington, DC and Shanghai, China.
TECTUS Transponder Technology GmbH is the leading ATEX certified RFID expert-company for ATEX-RFID readers and transponders in hazardous-area, industry and logistics, maintenance, waste management, security and access applications. TECTUS ATEX RFID-technology is already successful in use in bigger quantities in refineries, Chemical-parks and in the oil- and gas industry.
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