MKE Servomotors and Explosive Environments

explosion-by- Armando Maynez

Watching an explosion in a movie is something we all enjoy—explosions are exciting, attention grabbing, and make action movies fun. But you don’t exactly want an unplanned explosion going off at work. MKE servomotors are made to prevent disaster in explosive environments and are the best Rexroth servomotor for jobs that could potentially turn into an action movie.

What causes explosions?

Explosions are created in conditions where flammable gases, air, and dust hang out together. For instance, if you use servomotors in a paint spraying operation, you’re creating an explosive atmosphere. The vapors from the paint can be flammable and when combined with tiny particles of paint and dust in the air, all it takes is a heat source to start a fire. Servomotors are a heat source.

Servomotors run on electricity, after all, and generate heat. MKE servomotors are specially designed for explosive atmospheres to prevent explosions from occurring. The certification is called ATEX, which stands for the French phrase “Appareils destinés à être utilisés en ATmosphères EXplosives.” Devices, that is, intended for use in explosive atmospheres. They’re also certified by Underwriters Laboratories in the United States to meet American manufacturing requirements.

MKE maintenance

It’s of the utmost importance that you keep your MKE servomotors in top shape because of the conditions they’re subjected to on a regular basis. If something should go wrong with your MKE servomotor or you ignore an error message, you could be creating a potentially dangerous situation in your plant. Instead of ignoring when your MKE servomotor is doing strange things or trying to tell you something is wrong, call us.

We’re experienced with MKE servomotors and know what it takes to work in an explosive environment. While explosions on the silver screen are fun, real life explosions because of a broken MKE servomotor are no laughing matter. Contact us today to find out how we can help you keep your workers safe.

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