ATEX compliant drive systems offer reliability

Whether it is in the chemical, pharmaceutical or food industries, flammable gases and dust in processing industries create serious safety risks for both people and machines. Luckily for its customers, NORD DRIVESYSTEMS is a certified manufacturer and its range includes ATEX compliant drive solutions such as dust or gas explosion protected motors, gear units and electronic drive technology for Zones 1, 2, 21 or 22.

NORD supplies individually configured drive systems in accordance with EU Directive 2014/34/EU and IEC Ex for applications in potentially explosive atmospheres. Thanks to many years of experience, this leading drive specialist company offers extensive experience with gas and dust explosion protection and has for more than a decade produced explosion protected motors. These explosive protected drive systems can be operated in category 2D or 3D dust atmospheres (Zones 21 and 22), as well as in category 2G or 3G gas atmospheres (Zones 1 and 2). A combined dust/gas explosion protection is available.

NORD supplies application-specific drive solutions with individual configurations and equipment from its SAP-supported modular system with validated configuration processes according to ISO 9001. Where customer specifications are concerned, NORD calculates individually by testing the ATEX conformity and delivers the appropriately modified type plate. If required, the maintenance intervals which are determined for the specific application can be stamped on the type plates.

The company offers flexible drive concepts with motors which are optionally designed for use with inverters as well as the option of IEC or NEMA motor mounting. In most cases, it can be mounted directly on the gear unit for an especially compact solution. Depending on the explosion protection zone, various options can be integrated, e.g. external fan, backstop, brake. The explosion protection range by NORD includes systems for ambient temperatures up to +60 °C and is characterised by delivering world-wide with documentation in more than 20 languages.