TIIS certification for Dürr robots in Japan
November 2013 – Dürr has been given the green light to offer six of its robots in Japan. On October 4, 2013, it was awarded the TIIS certificate, providing worldwide explosion protection certification for four painting and two handling robots.
TÜV Rheinland Japan carried out the required safety tests for the EcoRP 133 and EcoRP 033 with two arm lengths each, and for the EcoRP L030 and EcoRP L130 which are used, for example, to open doors. The results were verified by the national certification body, Japanese Technology Institution for Industrial Safety (TIIS). Afterwards its president, Haruki Nagaishi, personally awarded Dürr the certificate.
The TIIS certification is based on the ATEX directive for explosion protection which applies within the European market. It is supplemented by some country-specific regulations. Dürr has had the relevant certificates for the EU and America for a long time.
Following its successful certification, the company can now also offer its robots on the Asian market. This allows all Japanese carmakers with worldwide production facilities, for example, to use Dürr's technology also at their sites in Japan.
In addition, the TIIS certificate is required for the commissioning of two new painting robots at Dürr's new test center in Funabashi (Japan). Expected from middle of 2014 the center will be used to perform paint tests on customers' car bodies.