With the manual chain hoist CB ATEX KITO EUROPE extended its product portfolio by a special product variant in explosion-protected design. Especially in areas in production and storage where mixtures of gases, vapours and dust may form an explosive atmosphere in combination with air, KITO has designed a chain hoist for operation in working environments with explosive atmospheres. Hereby KITO ensures the qualified use of the KITO CB ATEX chain hoist series conforming to the ATEX Directive 2014/34/EU. Available for use in T4 temperature environments, the hoist offers safety and security to a wide variety of users.
The essential advantages of the CB ATEX are its easy handling, long service life, and reliability. The product offering covers 500 kg – 3,000 kg capacities, with higher capacities available upon request. The standard lifting height is between 3 and 3.5 m. Variable lifting heights are available on request.
This chain hoist series is primarily targeted at heavy duty users, with several unique design features benefitting these customer segments. Ideal applications include use in petrochem, offshore oil and gas rigs, chemical, mining, paint booth and similar environment applications.
Suspension types include top hook, plain trolley and hand geared trolley configurations. When supplied with a trolley suspension, the CB ATEX line includes solid bronze wheels through 2,000 kg capacity, and bronze coated wheels in the 3,000 kg model. With a hand geared trolley, stainless steel hand chain is standard.
One of the most unique features is the robust body size compared to lighter-duty competitor’s models which is fitted with double-reduction gearing. Moreover, KITO’s CB ATEX series stands out with a brake design twice the size and durability of competitive units, resulting in less heat buildup and allowing longer lift lengths than other models. Furthermore, the hoist offers a special mechanism of sealed ball bearings, that increase mechanical strength. The CB ATEX series has a copper coated bottom hook and latch, super-premium nickel plated load chain, and a stainless steel hand chain.