AMPHE-EX Explosion Proof Connectors Approved for ATEX and IECex for Zone 1 Now Shipped in 48 Hours from Distributor PEI-Genesis

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Amphe-EX, the comprehensive range of ATEX-approved multi-pin, explosion proof hazardous-area connectors manufactured by Amphenol Industrial Operations is now available, shipped in 48 hours, from international assembling distributor PEI-Genesis.

Explosion proof Amphe-EX connectors are available worldwide from assembling distributor PEI-Genesis.

“our 48 hour service comes without the burden of minimum order quantities. Very useful for maintenance-and-repair applications

Amphe-EX from Amphenol Industrial Operations, the worldwide leader in explosion-proof and hazardous environment connectors, is a new, miniature, explosion-proof threaded connector specifically designed to allow a signal to pass through Zone rated areas using coax, fiber optic cables, or standard copper. In addition, the rugged Amphe-EX™ connectors are ATEX and IECex approved for Zone 1 rated applications (IECex 60079).

PEI-Genesis is the exclusive worldwide Amphe-EX assembling distributor. PEI-Genesis is certified to build the entire Amphenol explosion-proof connector offering. By investing in a massive inventory of piece-parts and developing its own in-house machines to automate the assembly process, PEI-Genesis is able to dispatch fully assembled and tested connectors in less than 48 hours

The Amphe-EX series is specifically designed for use in harsh environments such as those associated with oil and gas exploration, petrochemical plants and fuel storage sites.

In common with most multi-pin connectors, these rugged Amphenol products can be specified in a huge variety of configurations with regard to shell style and size, insert pattern and contact type. To ensure that customers are supplied with exactly the right connector for their application, PEI-Genesis holds its stock at piece-part level and only assembles the connectors to order.

The Amphe-Ex series of miniature connectors is a versatile hazardous-area connector that accepts copper, coaxial or fiber-optic contacts. In addition, the connectors can be specified with RJ45 or USB inserts for applications such as data acquisition, process control, communications systems and embedded computers.

Capable of withstanding the most extreme environments, the Amphe-EX connectors feature machined aluminum components plated with a hard anodic coating for superior resistance to heat, corrosion and scratching. They are ATEX, AEX and IEC certified for Zone 1 rated applications and flameproof compliant to EN60079-0 and EN60079-1. Utilizing a double-lead threaded coupling, the connectors are IP68-rated to provide maximum protection against dust and fluids.

Available connector styles include in-line receptacles, panel-mount receptacles and straight plugs, all of which come in a choice of seven shell sizes ranging from 9 to 21. The connectors can be specified with crimp contacts in five sizes from 22D to 10, and the range offers a wide variety of insert patterns. Amphe-EX is a of heavy-duty hazardous-area connectors, which are designed to accommodate crimp, solder or pressure contacts for power, signal or mixed applications.

Covering five shell sizes from 12 to 28, these connectors are also made from machined aluminum parts with a hard anodic coating. They are ATEX and IEC certified for use in Zone 1 hazardous environments and feature a double-lead coarse threaded coupling, together with an IP68 rating.

According to Mike Owens, Product Manager for PEI-Genesis, " Our 48-hour assembly service means that Amphe-EX buyers and engineers can now obtain exactly the right connector for their requirement in the shortest possible lead times".

"And", according to Owens, "our 48 hour service comes without the burden of minimum order quantities, as PEI-Genesis will happily assemble just one connector if that is all the customer requires. This is particularly useful for maintenance-and-repair applications and for customers wishing to minimize their inventories as there is no need to purchase unnecessary additional stock."

Customers who do not know the exact part number of the connector they require, are encouraged to call PEI-Genesis and ask for the engineering team who can provide advice on the correct product to use for a particular application. The PEI-Genesis website also has Amphe-EX information and ordering details.

PEI-Genesis is the fastest and largest robotic assembler of Amphenol connectors in the world. Their production capabilities meet and exceed the highest military and industrial standards for consistent quality, inspection, marking and packaging. PEI-Genesis has repeatedly been named one of the top 15 electronic component distributors in the U.S. It has more than 60 years of connector experience and expertise as an international connector distributor. For more information visit


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