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 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.
Since 20th April 2016, it has been binding, the ATEX Directive of the European Union. It defines the legal regulations for equipment and components that are intended for use in areas subject to explosion hazards. Manufacturers, distributors and operators should keep themselves informed, since the certificates issued so far are no longer valid for any products that will be newly launched onto the market. There are also amendments pertaining to operators, who themselves set up a plant or an assembly from several components, for example, with a pump, coupling and engine. The user will then be considered as manufacturer and must know the exact properties of the components used, including the coupling.
In our last blog article we compared the most commonly used damping systems in terms of their damping properties and highlighted the importance of installing such systems to protect your machines and components. Our comparison referred to dampers made of optimized synthetic polymers. In this article, we would like to present our shock absorbing units DEFORM plus®.