steute is further expanding its range of robust inductive sensors in cylindrical stainless steel housings. With immediate effect, the sensors are now available in explosion-proof versions with Atex and IECEx approvals. The sensors come in four different sizes (M8, M12, M18 and M30). They are suitable for both flush and non-flush installation, and for use in Ex zones 0 (gas-Ex) and 20 (dust-Ex). Intrinsically safe switch amplifiers are available to evaluate the signals. The devices are designed as 2-wire Namur sensor (IEC/EN 60947-5-6). They switch reliably, almost independently of the ambient conditions. Their high switching interval and wide temperature range permit universal use in explosive environments and beyond. The Ex inductive sensors round off the steute Extreme range of non-contact switchgear and provide a suitable alternative to electromechanical position switches, as well as to conventional magnet switches.