VDMA Position Paper on the use of mechanical seals in compressors subject to ATEX Directive 2014/34/EU
Products with potential ignition sources that are used in potentially explosive areas must meet the ATEX Directive. This position paper by the Fluid Power Association at VDMA applies to the use of mechanical seals in compressors subject to the ATEX Directive and is intended to support compressor manufacturers in the use of mechanical seals.
VDMA Position Paper: Implementation of the Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC in the fluid power industry
The VDMA Position Paper serves as a guide and gives an overview of the application of the machinery directive, which came into effect from Dec. 29th 2009, to parts or components for fluid power applications.
Deputy Managing Director of VDMA Fluid Power Association, Deputy Managing Director Forschungsfonds Fluidtechnik, Project Manager Mechatronic, Managing Director Förderverein Mobile Arbeitsmaschinen e.V.
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Fluid Power: Standardization and Technology, European Directives
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Dr. Christian Geis
Fluid Power: Standardization and Technology, Sealing Technology, DIN NAM Department Fluid Power (Basis, Pneumatic, Sealing Technology)
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Assistant Fluid Power, Forschungsfonds Fluidtechnik, Forum Mechatronic and Förderverein Mobile Arbeitsmaschinen e. V.
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Assistant Fluid Power, Standardization
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With the inception of the Fluid Seals working group in 1996 – which, to be more exact, comprises seals for fluid power applications, i.e. hydraulic and pneumatic applications – the desire for a dedicated platform within the scope of the Fluid Power trade association in VDMA was fulfilled.
This working group comprises the manufacturers of mechanical seals, who meet to discuss technical or economic topics.
With the Sealing Sheets Working Group the manufacturers of sealing sheets and gaskets organised a communication platform on their own 2003. Their products are installed in the complete mechanical engineering and plant construction industry.
Rising customer requirements for performance, function, quality and costs are shaping today's market and demanding a huge speed of innovation from companies.