Recommended Cleaning and Disinfecting Guidelines for ECOM Products

By ECOM (Pepperl + Fuchs Brand) (Updated: 7th April 2020)

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, ECOM extends the cleaning and disinfecting guidelines for our products. Per global health authorities, removing germs, dirt and impurities from surfaces lowers the risk of spreading infection. Using chemical disinfectants may kill germs that remain on surfaces after cleaning, which further lowers the risk of spreading infection.

To sanitise the devices we can recommend:

  • Use a solution of max. 80% Isopropanol or max. 70% Ethanol solvent applied to a cloth (only damp wet, not dripping wet! ), and then wipe off the device.
  • Ensure the solvent can completely evaporate from all surfaces (minimum 5 minutes), before you put it back in a cover, holster or case.
  • Do not make this procedure more than 3 times in 24 hours and not exceed room temperature while the solvent application.
  • The housing must be checked frequently before using the device in the hazardous location. If any changes to the housing surface like e.g. colour change or bleach are detected it is forbidden to use the device in the hazardous location any longer.

Please note: There are no long-term tests or results available in regard of using that solvents with the device, so we cannot guarantee that there will be no negative effects to the housing by using that solvents over a longer period of time. ECOM Instruments GmbH assumes no liability for special, direct, indirect, accompanying or consequential damages caused by using that solvents.