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What is a clean room? What means ATEX and what is important to know when operating devices in ATEX zones? Where do you need ferrite-free motors? The products of PTM mechatronics are used in many different industries in which we meet numerous different requirements and challenges. To make sure that there are no questions left unanswered when visiting our website, we set up a Wiki. It contains the most important terms in the fields of our drive and stirring technology and serves as a reference guide. Because nobody can or must know everything – it is sufficient to know where to find it.

ATEX   |  Agitators   |   Clean room   |   Direction of rotation   |   Dispersing gas-liquid   |   Dispersing liquid-liquid   |   EMC   |   Emulsification  |   FDA   |   Ferrite-free   |   Flow profiles   |   Flow types   |    Food-safe   |    Heat transfer   |    Homogenising   |   Pharmaceutical and food conformity   |  IP67 and IP68   |  PLC   |   Radial piston motor    |   Seals   |   Solid mixing   |   Stirring container   |   Suspending  |   Tri Clamp  |  Vane motor  |  Viscosity

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Agitators

An agitator is a machine for the stirring of fluids used for example in the production of paints, pharmaceutical, cosmetics, food and other fluids and mixtures…

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ATEX

ATEX is a certificate for devices and machines that allows their application in explosion-endangered environments. The abbreviation derives from the French designation for explosion-endangered environments (Atmosphères Explosibles)…

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Clean room

A clean room indicates an especially clean environment which is needed ,for example, for scientific research or for the production of sensitive products in the medical technology, the optic industry or semiconductor manufacturing…

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Direction of rotation

Since the definition of the direction of rotation of a motor as left or right rotation depends on which side the motor is viewed from, there is a guideline for this…

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Dispersing gas-liquid

Gas-liquid dispersions are fine mixtures of gaseous and liquid substances. The aim is to create the largest possible material exchange area …

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Dispersing liquid-liquid

Liquid-liquid dispersions are mixtures of at least two substances which normally cannot be mixed with one another. The oil-water emulsion is a well-known example from practice …

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EMC – electromagnetic compatibility

The term “electromagnetic compatibility” indicates to what extent a technical device influences other devices through electric or electromagnetic fields…

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Emulsification

Emulsification is the process of making an emulsion. An emulsion is a stable liquid-liquid dispersion…

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FDA

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is a national authority for food and drugs in the USA. It establishes strict standards for the production of food and drugs…

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Ferrite-free

Ferrite is the term for a mixed crystal which nearly completely consists of iron and a small proportion of carbon. It occurs as a structural component, i.e. as part of the structural composition of steel and cast iron…

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Flow profiles

Agitators generate movement through rotation. The particles of the stirring substances are transported in a certain way and move in patterns through the container…

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Flow types

In stirring technology, there are generally two types of flow that are decisive for the stirring process and must be taken into account accordingly: laminar and turbulent…

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Food-safe

Materials which are needed for the production or packing of food have to meet special requirements. They have to be non-toxic and must not change the taste or smell of the food with which they come into contact…

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Heat transfer

Heat transfer is about keeping the temperature of the medium constant during a stirring process, increasing or decreasing it…

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Homogenising

Homogenisation is the mixture of several components to form a uniform phase …

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IP67 and IP68

The IP protection class indicates to what extent an electrotechnical device, for example a smartphone, is protected against the ingress of solids or fluids…

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Pharmaceutical and food conformity

Systems and machines that are used in the processing of pharmaceutical products or food, or in general in hygienically critical environments, must meet certain criteria. At least for the food sector, these are defined in Europe…

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Programmable Logic Controller

Electronic devices need a control to operate correctly and to always perform the right command. The classic wiring of cables and switches, the hard-wired programmed logic controller, is more and more replaced by the programmable logic controller (PLC)…

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Radial piston motor

The radial piston motor is a mechanical drive which transforms the pressure of gases or fluids entering into a rotation. It is especially suitable for applications with high torques and low rotational speed…

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Seals

Seals are fundamental components of various technical applications. They protect elements or transitions between components from the entry of undesired substances …

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Solids mixing

Solids mixing is the mixing of one or more solid components, such as granulates or powder …

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Stirring container, hobbock, drum, IBC container

Manufacturers of fluids or powders deliver their products in standardised containers of different sizes and shapes. Typical categories are hobbocks, drums and the Intermediate Bulk Container (IBC)…

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Suspending

Suspending is the process of dissolving solids in a liquid. The result, i.e. the liquid with finely dispersed solids, is called a suspension…

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Tri clamp

Tri Clamp connections are widely used in the food, chemical and pharmaceutical industries. The reason is that their seamless, smooth and corrosion-free surfaces made of stainless steel do not allow any dead spaces for impurities or other contaminations…

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Vane motor

The vane motor is a mechanical drive which transforms the pressure of entering gases or fluids into a rotation…

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Viscosity

Viscosity describes the condition of a liquid or gas. Here you take a model that consists of two plates one on top of the other…

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