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Linear motion for ATEX certified applications

24 May 2012

Using its IEF Werner linear motion product programme as a basis, R A Rodriguez is able to engineer linear motion systems that provide a range of characteristics – rigidity, high accuracy and precision, high load bearing and high speed - for those designing and specifying systems for use in explosive atmospheres. Individual components through to fully assembled single- and multi-axis positioning systems are now available for use in Zone 2 and Zone 22 hazardous areas.

The company takes elements from its standard IEF Werner product range and combines them with components such as planetary gearsboxes, servomotors and power chains that have appropriate certification.

Typical application examples include the supply of an IEF Werner Module 105 for safe parts handling during a painting process.  This commercial positioning system is ideal where space is at a premium and for this task it was fitted with a special electrically conducting toothed belt to prevent build-up of electrostatic charge.

A special IEF Werner Module 80/15 has also been specified for a diesel injection pump testing station, and an IEF Werner two-axis positioning system is being used to transport components above a basin filled with inflammable liquid. 

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