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ATEX compliant hybrid trucks

12 December 2012

Two forklift trucks with hybrid technology and Pyroban explosion protection, are believed to be first of their kind for energy efficient use in potentially explosive atmospheres. Pyroban took delivery of two vehicles

Two forklift trucks with hybrid technology and Pyroban explosion protection, are believed to be first of their kind for energy efficient use in potentially explosive atmospheres.

Pyroban took delivery of two vehicles with hybrid technology manufactured by Still GmbH. To complete the conversions to ATEX 94/9/EC, Pyroban had to assess every component on the vehicles to identify what could cause an ignition through heat, sparks, static energy and other sources.

"We have retained almost all the original characteristics of the truck including the exhaust system and also the environmental performance has not changed," says Robin Chapman, principal engineer for Pyroban's Safe Handling Division.

"Converting equipment for explosive atmospheres has become more challenging. This has led to continued investment in Pyroban's own technology to match industry requirements."
 
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