Hydraulic Orbital Motors are designed for mobile and stationary applications. Some motors are used in related applications, where locations are classified as hazardous areas. The ATEX Directive 2014/34/EU specifies the minimum safety requirements for equipment intended for use in potentially explosive atmospheres in European Union member states.
ATEX is derived from the French term “ATmosphères EXplosives”. The equipment intended for use in hazardous areas are divided into two groups: Group I: Equipment intended for use in underground parts of mines (mining equipment). Group II: Equipment intended for use in other places than mines (non-mining equipment).
The Danfoss hydraulic orbital motors are intended for use in Group II applications.
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