APEX is ATEX as standard
ATEX rating has traditionally been a difficulty for many machine applications which have the requirements for operating in potentially hazardous environments, where explosive gases or dust could be present. Examples of such environments are printshops, food processing, wood or other organic processing, car paintshops, nuclear and the petrochemical industry.
ATEX certification on machine components has historically come at a substantial additional cost and with extended lead times and to some customers it feels like manufacturers are treating this requirement as a license to print money.
With Apex Dynamics gearboxes this is not the case. The ATEX requirements were incorporated during the early design phase and with some of our patents have enabled Apex to achieve Category II 2 GD c T6 classification on our standard gearbox ranges, to the latest ATEX DIRECTIVE 2014/34/EU.
This means that ATEX gearboxes are still available in our standard 3-week lead time and can be ATEX labelled on request at no additional cost. The ATEX Certificate and SIRA certifying authority documents can be download from links below