What do you need to know about IP 6x and ATEX-compliant solutions?
Protection against elements, such as water and dust, can be important product properties. The degree of protection (IP class XX) describes the protection against direct contact or against penetration of solids and liquids. Here, the system is usually protected against external influences by a correspondingly strong and tight housing.
In potential explosive areas such as mines, ATEX-compliant solutions are sought which entail additional requirements. For such an application, compliance with the specifications can be achieved by different forms of coating and sealing.
For further information, see the Wikipedia article on IP codes.