Turck Australia announces that the company’s JBBS junction bricks for AS-interface networks are now FM approved for Class I, Division 2, Groups A, B, C and D hazardous locations.
JBBS junction bricks simplify the connection of multiple field devices and can be mounted directly on the machine in hazardous environments with no enclosure required.
JBBS junction bricks include options with 4, 6 or 8 short-circuit protected ports that can be shut off via integrated dip switches located under the cover of the station. This design allows users to service the device while maintaining normal operating conditions in the hazardous area, minimising downtime.
The IP69K-rated JBBS junction bricks are available with M12 or 7/8-16UN connectors in stainless steel or nickel-plated brass.
Turck's extensive line of products is designed to meet specific client applications and includes advanced sensors, measurement systems, instrumentation, connectivity devices, interface products as well as networks for factory and process automation markets.