EN 60079-0:2012 is obligatory from April 2015
From April 2015, manufacturers of equipment that is used in hazardous areas, for example in chemical plants, gas stations or flour mills, are only allowed to use cable glands in accordance with this standard. EN 60079-0: 2012 includes changes in testing requirements that produce an impact on the use of materials and the construction of cable glands.
In the past two years, the engineers at WISKA have worked intensely on the development of the Ex-proof cable glands in order to comply with these regulations. They have realized various material tests and made adjustments to the design. Work has paid off and was rewarded with the successful approval of the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt. The Ex cable glands of the WISKA SPRINT-series will be presented to the audience at the Hannover fair.
WISKA UK celebrates its 15th anniversary
In 2015, the UK subsidiary of WISKA is celebrating its 15th anniversary. WISKA UK was founded on 17 January 2000 as the first of now five foreign subsidiaries. The company now employs 23 people and is one of the leading suppliers of electrical installation materials, cable glands and junction boxes in the UK. The portfolio also includes a product line in accordance with British Standards for installations in the United Kingdom and countries of the Commonwealth.
WISKA manufactures electrical equipment, maritime lighting products and CCTV camera surveillance systems for shipbuilding and diverse industries. Founded in Hamburg in 1919, the family company today employs over 230 employees worldwide. The product range includes, for example, searchlights, floodlights, reefer container sockets, cable glands, junction boxes and switches, completed by digital CCTV technology and ISPS solutions. WISKA operates its own research and development facilities and production plants next-door at its headquarters in Germany and has a global network of representatives and subsidiaries who ensure a quick and effective on-site customer service.