Intrinsically Safe Barcode Scanners
Intrinsically safe barcode scanners—sometimes referred to as explosion-proof barcode scanners—are designed to be used in hazardous environments where there is a risk of explosion or fire due to the presence of flammable gasses, vapors, or dust. These scanners are specifically engineered to prevent the release of electrical or thermal energy that could ignite the surrounding atmosphere.
The primary use of explosion-proof / intrinsically safe barcode scanners is for data collection and inventory management in industries such as oil and gas, chemical plants, pharmaceuticals, mining, and other environments where ignitable materials are present. Here are some specific applications and benefits of these barcode handheld scanners:
- Inventory and asset management – Intrinsically safe barcode scanners allow for accurate and efficient tracking of inventory and assets in hazardous areas. They enable workers to scan barcodes on products, equipment, and containers to update inventory records and track movements.
- Safety inspections and maintenance – These types of scanners are used for safety inspections, maintenance, and quality control in explosive atmospheres. Workers can scan barcodes on equipment, machinery, and safety devices to record inspections and track maintenance activities.
- Process control and production tracking – Intrinsically safe barcode scanners play a crucial role in process control and production tracking in hazardous environments. They enable operators to scan barcodes on goods to monitor production stages, track batches, and ensure product quality and traceability.
- Hazardous material handling – Barcode scanners are utilized for the safe handling and tracking of hazardous materials, such as chemicals, fuels, and gasses. By scanning barcodes on containers, workers can verify contents, ensure proper storage and transportation, and maintain accurate records of hazardous materials.
- Regulatory compliance – Intrinsically safe barcode handheld scanners help organizations comply with industry regulations and safety standards. By accurately capturing and recording data, they assist in maintaining detailed audit trails and demonstrating compliance with relevant safety regulations.
The key advantage of using intrinsically safe barcode scanners is their ability to provide a safe and efficient means of data collection and inventory management in potentially explosive environments. By minimizing the risk of ignition, these scanners contribute to the overall safety and operational efficiency of hazardous industries. They can be invaluable components of your company’s enterprise mobility program.
In this section we list all the barcode laser scanners and related accessories, such as ATEX- and IECEx-certified power supply modules, currently available through Exloc Instruments. We have a variety of high-quality products manufactured by i.safe MOBILE and Extronics, both industry leaders in hazardous-area solutions for the modern workforce. All these products are engineered for ease of use and safety in environments with flammable materials.
Exloc Instruments is a one-stop shop for companies that need intrinsically safe gear, from cameras to headsets. We’re here to help you find the safe, dependable equipment you need for hazardous-area use.
If you have questions about our explosion-proof / barcode laser scanners, power supply modules, or any other products listed in our online catalog, feel free to reach out to the Exloc team. You can call us at 281-978-2040 to speak with a hazardous-area expert, or press the “Chat with us” button on the right-hand side of the screen.