Dürr robots qualify for the Korean market
Seoul, March 2015 – After receiving the new safety certificate from the Korea Testing Laboratory (KTL) Dürr’s robots may be sold on the Korean market. It is the ATEX in Europe, the FM in America and the TIIS in Japan. Korea now follows with its Korean Certification Mark (KC).
All products that pose a risk to health, safety and environment have to be certified in order to be sold on the Korean market. It is compulsory to have installed and modified plants marked with the KC certificate.
Up until 2014 the end user was able to obtain a KC certificate for a whole plant or installation by presenting the products’ ATEX certificates to a local agency. For this purpose, each individual product of the plant had to be certified on site, which was very costly and time-consuming for the customer. There were 13 different certificates available to proof the safety of a product, all with different costs and different certification times. To consolidate the 13 already existing and legally binding certificates, the state organization Korean Agency for Technology and Standards (KATS) brought the new KC certificate to life.
Dürr had all of its common robot types inspected and received the KC Mark for the following models:
- Painting robot EcoRP E033
- Painting robot EcoRP L033
- Painting robot EcoRP E133
- Painting robot EcoRP L133
- Handling robot EcoRP L030
- Handling robot EcoRP L130
The integrated quality standard provides clarity for customers. And it offers them time and cost advantages when replacing an existing plant with Dürr robots, as it is no longer necessary to obtain individual certificates for each element.