Explosion-proof industrial gear units

Our explosion-proof industrial gear units for II2GD and II3GD applications offer you the proven performance, durability and safety of our drives for potentially explosive atmospheres.

Powerful: Explosion-proof industrial gear units for safe operation

Explosion-proof industrial gear units for safe applications
Our proven industrial gear units in an ATEX design
Our proven industrial gear units in an ATEX design

For operators or original equipment manufacturers of machines or conveyor systems, it is essential that the drives they use are resilient, easy-to-maintain and reliable in operation. The industrial gear units of the X, MC and P series meet the requirements of the 94/9/EC European Directive for explosion protection, or as of April 20, 2016 of the EU Directive 2014/34/EU (ATEX) or ATEX95 in the European Union. Other European countries, such as Switzerland, have also adopted this regulation. We offer the reliable operation you need for your system in a wide variety of potentially explosive atmospheres to meet all the legal regulations and standards.

Special measures are required for the operation of systems and machinery in areas with potentially explosive air/gas or air/dust mixtures. If formation of this kind of mixture cannot be prevented, specially protected gear units are required. Applicable standards and regulations govern the use of resources within existing hazard zones. Our explosion-proof industrial gear units of the X, MC and P series meet the design requirements for group II, category 2G or 3G (potentially explosive gas atmospheres) and 2D or 3D (potentially explosive dust atmospheres). The gear units are suitable for use in zones 1 and 21 or zones 2 and 22. With SEW­EURODRIVE, you’re always on the safe side.

Optional equipment for your applications in potentially explosive atmospheres

The large number of predefined optional equipment for explosion-proof industrial gear units offers you optimal flexibility and safety. These include: motor adapters, backstops, sealing systems, shaft end pumps, mounting flanges and much more. This way, you can also implement explosion-proof applications with your industrial gear unit.

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  • Our experts know your industry and its requirements.
  • Our global network ensures we are there wherever and whenever you need us.
  • We have the expertise and the tools to provide optimum advice and support.

Your benefits

  • Worldwide availability

    Thanks to the global presence of our Drive Technology Centers
  • Tested quality

    With continuous quality control measures according to the latest requirements for explosion protection
  • Global application expertise

    Thanks to many years of success in implementing numerous applications in a wide variety of industries

Series available in an ATEX design

We offer the following industrial gear unit series in accordance with the aforementioned ATEX directives

  • Helical gear units and bevel-helical gear units of the X series
  • Helical gear units and bevel-helical gear units of the MC series
  • Planetary gearmotors of the P series

Areas of application

The explosion-proof helical gear units, bevel-helical gear units and planetary gearmotors offer the ideal foundation for many of our tailored application solutions, including:

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