I'm the Product Manager for ABB low voltage motors for explosive atmospheres, or "Ex motors" as we usually call them. Since my start at ABB, soon 20 years ago, I have I been involved in Ex motor activities in a variety of different ways. The motors for explosive atmospheres are very important part of our global product portfolio, here our knowledge and expertise are very strong. The world around us is, however, changing all the time with new requirements popping up every day. To stay in the lead in times of change is vital. We need to react on the changes, adapt and shear our knowledge and ideas to support each other.

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Evolving protection concepts for motors – Non-sparking becomes part of increased safety

If you use motors for explosive atmospheres, you may have heard about standard changes covering the non-sparking and increased safety protection concepts.

Getting ready for the new ATEX Directive

On April 20, 2016 ATEX Directive 2014/34/EU relating to equipment and protective systems for use in potentially explosive atmospheres comes to force.