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Delivering corrosion resistance to satisfy harsh process automation environments

Turck has introduced a new stainless steel version of the company’s junction boxes, designed to provide a robust connectivity solution on corrosive offshore platforms. Featuring FM approval for Class 1, Division 2, Groups A, B, C and D hazardous locations and rated IP67, the junction box ensures performance in areas that present harsh environmental conditions such as dust, water and salt spray.

The new junction box features a cast 316 stainless steel housing to resist corrosion in salt spray environments, including chloride corrosion, to ensure continuous connectivity operation. Designed for use on offshore drilling platforms and other ocean bound equipment, Turck stainless steel junction boxes can be mounted directly on the machine in hazardous environments, with no enclosure required. Further, to ensure the device meets industry specifications, the junction box receptacles are also stainless steel and rated IP67 as long as the ports are covered/connected.

Turck stainless steel junction boxes are available in six and eight port models, and can be utilized with M12 and 7/8” connector sizes. They can also be used with Turck minifast connectors. Stainless steel junction boxes are designed to house existing circuit boards and receptacle housings. These junction boxes simplify the connection of multiple field devices for PROFIBUS-PA and FOUNDATION Fieldbus networks.

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