Motors for Hazardous Areas Keeping Production Up and Running in Ex–Zones

Editor: Dominik Stephan

Drawing on an extensive SAP-managed modular product range, the German manufacturer Nord Drivesystems is able to quickly and comfortably configure drives for hazardous areas with absolute safety.

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Nord Drivesystems supplies ATEX and IECEx-certified drive solutions for applications in potentially hazardous atmospheres
Nord Drivesystems supplies ATEX and IECEx-certified drive solutions for applications in potentially hazardous atmospheres
(Source: Nord Drivesystems)

Depending on the zone – whether 1 or 2 for gas, or 21 or 22 for dust atmospheres – optional external fans, backstops, and brakes are fitted as required to suit the application. Vector controlled operation with a frequency inverter is also possible on request. The motors are suitable for operation at ambient temperatures up to +60 °C.

In addition, the drive manufacturer supplies gas and dust-explosion-proof gear units. These comply with EN 13463 and feature ignition protection type Ex c (constructional safety). The motor can often be mounted directly on the gear unit. Nord's current products meet the 2014/34/EU Directive, which came into effect on 20 April, 2016, and the provisions of IECEx.

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