ATEX vacuum lifting solutions and dust free sack opening systems

Explosive atmospheres can be caused by flammable gases, mists, vapors, or by combustible dusts. If there is enough of the substance mixed with air, then all it needs is a source of ignition to cause an explosion. Explosions can cause loss of life and serious injuries, as well as significant damage. Preventing the release of dangerous substances, that can create explosive atmospheres, and preventing sources of ignition, are two widely used ways of reducing the risk. Using the correct equipment can significantly help with this.

Palamatic understands the specific process requirements when working in hazardous environments. We can build and install a full turn-key system, or work with your system integrators to ensure compliance in ATEX zones 1/21 and 2/22 is met. Not only are we fully experienced in Directive 99/92/ EC (ATEX 137) and Directive 94/9/EC (ATEX 95), but we are also able to supply equipment to meet the requirements of ICEX standards with National Deviations, so we can provide a solution worldwide, wherever you are.

We can configure vacuum tube lifters to operate in specialised environments where ATEX and International standard recommendations must be considered. Fully compliant, safe and robust components are used to meet regulations, such as air operated vacuum generators, earth bonding, and non-sparking crane trolleys. Our FAST fully automatic sack tip system for opening and discharging powder from sacks is ATEX as standard. 


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