From 19th – 21st November 2019, Pyroban® showcased its explosion protection (ATEX) solutions to the Process, Packaging and Material Handling industries during Europack-Euromanut in Lyon, France.

At Europack-Euromanut, Pyroban experts spoke directly businesses within the Process, Packaging and Material Handling sectors about its ATEX solutions for mobile equipment, which include system6000™ active gas detection system.

Are you active?

Visitors to the Pyroban stand were able to see live demos of system6000, as well as speak to Pyroban experts who were encouraging attendees to rethink their approach to keeping people safe by asking those with operations in Zone 2 (or adjacent “safe areas”), ‘are you active?’.

system6000 is fitted to mobile equipment giving audible and visible warnings to drivers of potential gas or vapour danger at 10% LEL (propane in air).

With this active system, the equipment will automatically be brought to a controlled stop preventing any explosions and protecting the driver at 25% LEL (propane in air).

Without active gas detection (and shutdown) on lift trucks and materials handling equipment, operators are ‘blind’ to the presence of potentially explosive gases or vapour.

Active gas detection – keeping you safe in Zone 2 areas

Pyroban’s system6000 combines active gas detection for Zone 2, along with other specialist explosion protection technologies to help keep people safe in Zone 2 hazardous areas. These are common in chemical, pharmaceutical, coatings, beverage, waste or logistics operations, or any other industry with hazardous areas.

It can be applied to most makes and types of diesel or electric equipment, such as reach, pallet, stacker and counterbalance trucks, VNA and picking equipment, making them ATEX compliant.

Added safety solutions by Pyroban

On the stand, visitors also got a chance to activate Pyroban’s active gas detection system for designated “safe” areas, Gascheka. This can be used with any diesel, electric and LPG equipment including forklifts, cranes, shutters or shrink wrap machines to help protect people.

The system can be fitted on site in less than one day.

Looking for more information?

For more information on explosion protection solutions, including system6000 and Gascheka, visit or contact the Pyroban team on +44 (0) 1273 456800.