ContiTech Air Spring Systems now also offers air actuators that fulfill the requirements for ATEX certification. This makes them suitable for numerous applications in industrial sectors with explosion-prone areas. As Category 2 and 3 equipment (Equipment Group II), they can be used particularly in atmospheres containing gas or dust. The ATEX-certified products from ContiTech are available as single-, double- and triple convolution products with diameters from 80 mm to 950 mm.
The ATEX guideline has been in force in the European Union since 2003 and is applicable for pneumatic components among others. “The certification of our air actuator products was an important step. We can now supply our industrial customers with an alternative design for pneumatic applications in potentially explosive areas,” explains Dr. Olaf Kluth, segment manager at ContiTech Air Spring Systems. For more than 50 years, ContiTech air springs and air actuators have been used for an extremely wide range of industrial applications. ContiTech air springs and air actuators exhibit uniquely impressive product properties and long service life under demanding operating conditions.