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New ATEX version of Pfaff-silberblau bevel gear boxes from Columbus McKinnon Engineered Products

Construction | Manufacturing | Automotive Industry | Power & Motion Technology | Industry News | by | 07 Nov 2023

Kissing (Germany), 30 October 2023 – Columbus McKinnon Engineered Products, a technology leader in components and system solutions for motion control and lifting, presents a new variant of its Pfaff-silberblau branded K.13 bevel gear box. The ATEX K.13 EX series is specially designed for use in Zone 1/21 and 2/22 explosive atmospheres, fulfilling all requirements of European Directive 2014/34/EU. It has undergone a full range of testing and certification procedures to meet the stringent requirements of ATEX Directive 2014/34/EU.

With its robust design, high gearing efficiency and adaptability, the ATEX version of the K.13 bevel gear box is suitable for all potentially hazardous industrial applications – from biogas plants, paint shops and waste disposal sites to pharmaceutical mixing equipment and marine applications exposed to corrosion risks.

Different gear box variants for multi-jack lifting systems

The housing is made of robust cast iron for maximum explosion protection. The K.13 EX series in three sizes for different ratios (1:1, 2:1, 3:1) generates drive torques of up to 230 Nm. Thanks to diverse adaptation options, it can be optimally matched to individual user requirements. The gear box has a high load capacity, high gearing efficiency and a long service life, ensuring effective long-term use in ATEX lifting systems. The various shaft configurations and mounting flanges allow easy integration even in existing multi-jack lifting systems.

EX protection in explosive atmospheres

European Directive 2014/34/EU sets out requirements for the use of equipment and protection systems in areas where there is a risk of explosion because explosive atmospheres may occur. Classic examples are the oil and (bio)gas industry as well as mines and waste disposal sites. In the pharma industry, the explosion-proof ATEX bevel gear box with primed surface serves as a drive for mixing vessels, filling and packing machines or pill presses. It also ensures a high level of safety in explosive atmospheres in the process industry.

For more technical information on the Pfaff-silberblau ATEX K.13 bevel gear box series, please visit the product page, or fill in our contact form.

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Columbus McKinnon
Engineered Products GmbH
Press: Liliane Reynaud
Am Silberpark 2-8
86438 Kissing / Germany
Phone: +33 677 56 05 15
Email: presse.kissing@cmco.eu

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Email: matthias.may@mexperts.de

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