Hoist UK offer a range of electric chain hoists, wire rope hoists, trolleys, winches and pneumatic lifting and handling equipment that is rated as safe to use within ATEX Zones 21 and 22.
Zone 21 is an area that is classified ‘as a place in which an explosive atmosphere in the form of a cloud of combustible dust in the air is likely to occur occasionally during normal operation’.
Whereas ATEX Zone 22 is an area that is classified 'as a place in which an explosive atmosphere in the form of a cloud of combustible dust in the air is not likely to occur in normal operation but if it does occur, it will be present for a short period of time only’.
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.