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Eurobloc VT Electric Sparkproof Wire Rope Hoist (ATEX Zone 1 & 2)

The Eurobloc VT Electric Sparkproof Wire Rope Hoist (ATEX Zone 1) has a safe working load of 800kg to 80,000kg and is an ideal solution for lifting heavy loads in an environment where an explosive atmosphere consisting of a mixture with air or flammable substances in the form of gas, vapour or mist is likely to occur in normal operation occasionally.

Greater sparkproof protection options available:

  • Bronze travelling wheels
  • Bronze roller anti rail jump, non ferrous metal plated
  • Bronzed hook
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Technical Information

The technical features of the VT Explosion Proof Electric Wire Rope Hoist (ATEX Zone 1):

  • Ideal clean environment solution such as for chemical and food industries
  • Suspended model or with push, chain driven or electric trolley
  • Protection rating as standard EEx de IIB T4
  • 2 mechanical variable speed hoisting motors
  • High resistance polyester belt (good resistance to acids, no action from solvents, rotproof, antistatic)
  • Motor protection IP 55
  • Hook with safety latch
  • Electrically isolated hook block
  • Protection EEx de IIC T4 (instead of IIB) Zone 21 / Zone 22 also available
  • Special voltages or frequencies optional
  • Monorail bogie trolley for curved beam
  • 4 buttons pendant for hook suspended hoist on manual trolley
  • 6 buttons pendant for hoist attached to electric trolley
  • Emergency stop button with main contactor
  • Power supply 400 V /3 Ph/50 Hz
  • Overload limiter
  • Upper and lower limit switch
  • Electric cubicle with cable gland and low voltage 48 V contactor control
  • For hoists with trolley, 2-speed travelling motor (20 & 5 m/min or 10 & 2.5 m/min)
  • Epoxy paint with 5 year guarantee
  • Monorail bogie trolley for curved beam



Fixed Hook Suspension

The VT Electric Wire Rope Hoist with hook suspension for applications where horizontal movement is not required

Push Travel Trolley

The VT Electric Wire Rope Hoist with push trolley provides horizontal push movement for loads

Geared Travel Trolley

For bigger loads a Geared Travel Trolley can be used with VT Electric Wire Rope Hoist to provide horizontal movement and a lifting capacity

Variable Speed Electric Trolley

Pairing the VT Electric Wire Rope Hoist with a Variable Speed Electric Trolley provides more flexible motorised travel

Boogie Travel Trolley

A Boogie Travel Trolley allows the VT Electric Wire Rope Hoist to travel along curved beams

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When equipment is rated as ATEX, what does this mean?

ATEX is the name commonly given to the two European directives for controlling explosive atmospheres. ATEX lifting equipment can mean electric chain hoists, wire rope hoists and belt hoists, winches, trolleys and pneumatic lifting equipment, and can be referred to as spark proof or Ex equipment.


EUROCHAIN VL Sparkproof Electric Chain Hoist ATEX


Our Oil and Gas industry customer required 3 ATEX rated electric chain hoists for their offshore working environment to safely lift and handle equipment, tools and machinery.

Lifting equipment supplied for any Oil and Gas application must be ATEX rated for use in either Zone 1 or 2 as defined by the exact working environment and the associated risks involved. Our customer specifically required an ATEX Zone 1 rated sparkproof electric chain hoist that was safe to use in a hazardous gas, vapour and mist environment that could be configured with existing steel work on the oil rig where it would be installed.


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