29/07/2020 - 09:58 am

Driving path warning system for ATEX lift trucks

Designed for ATEX compliant lift trucks operating in Zone 1, 2, 21 and 22 hazardous areas, Pyroban has launched the Blue EX Spot, a driving path warning system.

“Blue EX Spot is an off-the-shelf explosion proof blue spot light that can be fitted to any existing Pyroban equipment already working in the field,” says Darren Boiling, Materials Handling sales manager for Pyroban. “It increases safety where visibility is poor, such as in warehouse aisles or at crossings where IBCs and drums containing flammable material are handled.”

With ATEX EX II 2GD certification and a smaller size than any previous solution, it is suitable for production applications or storage facilities handling chemicals, solvents, waste, paints, whisky, foodstuffs, and more.

“Spillage or accidental release of flammable material may create an explosive atmosphere with the perfect stoichiometric mix,” says Boiling. “Blue EX Spot™ can help minimise some risks, particularly where pedestrians are working in close proximity to trucks handling flammable materials, or where multiple trucks are operating.”

It is readily available for installation on any equipment in the field made by Pyroban or other EX manufacturer, or it can be factory fitted on all new orders. The compact Blue EX Spot is easily fitted by competent EX trained engineers and measures just 97.5 x 64.2 x 75mm. It is IP6X, made from diecast aluminium and can be connected to a 12-48V DC source in ambient temperatures from -20 to +40degC.




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