In the course of the New Legislative Framework, the ATEX Directive 94/9/EC was replaced by the 2014/34/EU. This directive aligns the various requirements within the EU with the aim of ensuring a uniform level of safety and removing barriers to trade.In addition, Directive 2014/34/EU complements the previous legislation. In particular, non-electrical devices such as pneumatic actuators must also be approved when it comes into force.
Currently, you can already choose from 7,700 Festo products that are certified for corresponding explosion protection categories. More will follow. We are working hard on this.
Please note that this approval additionally depends on the configuration of the product.
For equipment not subject to approval for use in potentially explosive atmospheres,
see the manufacturer's declaration