Tuesday, 08 June 2021
WEG, a global leader in drive technology, has introduced ATEX-certified WG20 series geared motors that also enable direct motor mounting. In accordance with Directive 2014/34/EU, the geared motors are suitable for explosionproof areas in Category 2, Zone 1/21 and Category 3 in Zone 2/22. In the case of the explosionproof geared motors for Zones 2 and 22 with ATEX motors, the motor can be mounted directly – negating the need for an adapter. WG20 gear units with IEC adapters are available for Zone 1/21. Complementing the WG20 geared motor range, WEG has designed a new EUSAS-EX motor that will be available with outputs of 0.12 to 75 kW in energy efficiency class IE3. The new universal EUSAS-EX motor thus complies with the upcoming EU directives (EC 640/2009), which will come into force on 1 July 2021.