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IP-and-NEMA_cover.pngSensors frequently need to be installed in hostile environments that can seriously shorten the life of any electronic component. Banner builds sensors to withstand a variety of industrial environments, and our engineers test and rate all of our sensors using two main enclosure rating systems: IP and NEMA. Use these designations to help decide which sensor will function best in your factory environment.

This article answers some common questions about IP and NEMA ratings, when to use them and how to broadly interpret these designations. This article also discusses washdown ratings, especially those for high-pressure sprays.