Effectiveness, safety, customization, profitability – the diverse and complex requirements in drive and damping technology are constantly increasing and changing. How do development engineers approach them? What specific solutions do they create for different industrial and technological sectors? How are pioneering innovations successfully achieved that provide real added value? We discuss this and much more in our The Engineer's Blog.
The Christmas season – the time of rest and reflection? Well… instead of love, harmony, warmth and a sense of well-being, many of us actually associate the pre-Christmas period with stress, deadlines and overtime. A pile of projects heaped up on our desk which, ideally, should be completed before the holidays. In our private life, Christmas parties, visits to or from relatives and preparations for Christmas dinner make schedules even busier.
Nowadays engineers are facing various challenges which can be solved by selecting the right coupling. Shocks, heat, cold conditions, efficiency and work safety: machines and their drives have to meet highest requirements.
The ATEX Directive defines legal regulations for products intended in potentially explosive atmospheres within the European Union. It includes both the ATEX Product Directive 2014/34/EU and the ATEX Workplace Directive 1999/92/EC and thus affects both producers and users of corresponding equipment and components. In a previous article about the ATEX Directive we put more emphasis on general issues and theory. In this article we use the example of an elastomer jaw coupling to explain in more detail how this standard is implemented in practice.