Your browser does not support JavaScript!

Eurochain VL Electric Sparkproof Chain Hoist (ATEX Zone 1 & 2)

The Eurochain VL Electric Sparkproof Chain Hoist has a safe working load of 125kg to 10,000kg and is suitable for use in ATEX classified zone 1 environments 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.

  • An ideal solution for low and medium capacities from 125kg to 10,000kg
  • Epoxy paint with 5 year guarantee
  • Protection rating as standard is Zone 1, EEx de IIB T4 in compliance with EN/DIN
  • Supplied with Owner's Manual and EC Declaration of Conformity
Make an Enquiry

Technical Information

The technical features of the Eurochain VL Electric Chain Hoist (ATEX Zone 1):

  • Standard height of lift 3 metres
  • 2 lifting speeds as standard
  • 2 trolley travel speeds as standard
  • IP55 hoisting motors with thermistors
  • Galvanised load chain
  • Stainless steel hand chain, if supplied chain travel trolley
  • Epoxy paint with 5 year guarantee
  • Hook suspended model, push, hand geared or electric trolley
  • Pendant push button box with control cable
  • 4 buttons pendant for hoist attached to electric trolley
  • 6 button box on hoist attached to electric trolley
  • Power supply 400 V / 3Ph / 50 Hz or 415 V / 3Ph / 50 Hz
  • Low voltage control 48 V
  • Overload Protection
  • Chain collector
  • Emergency stop button with main contactor
  • Supplied with EC Declaration of Conformity



VL Fixed Hook Suspension
Fixed Hook Suspension

The VL Electric Chain Hoist with hook suspension for applications where horizontal movement is not required

VL Push Travel Trolley
Push Travel Trolley

The VL Electric Chain Hoist with push trolley provides horizontal push movement for loads

Geared Travel Trolley

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

VL Variable Speed Electric Trolley
Variable Speed Electric Trolley

Pairing the VL Electric Chain Hoist with a Variable Speed Electric Trolley provides more flexible motorised travel

Make an Enquiry


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.


Download our Industrial Products Catalogue

  • Section Break

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.