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Unique 7 tonne lift truck for Zone 1 petrochemical operation

Pyroban has recently converted a Toyota 8FBMHT70 with a 7 tonne lift capacity for use in a Zone 1 area at a petrochemical site in the UK.  This is an unusual combination, so we checked our records and believe that it is the first Zone 1 lift truck with this capacity...

How to build an ATEX forklift

To comply with European legislation, forklifts operating in potentially explosive atmospheres require special conversion to reduce the risk of ignition. But what does this involve? Safety company Pyroban explains. “A very small percentage of forklifts are used for...

Naturex relies on Pyroban

For nearly 50 years, Pyroban has been providing explosion protection solutions for materials handling equipment and diesel engines. Recently, it has played an important role in the renewal of the materials handling equipment fleet for Naturex, an established company...

When was your ATEX lift truck last checked properly?

A thorough examination of a lift truck is essential, but what about the explosion protection safety system itself? ATEX lift trucks should have ATEX safety specific checks every year, or even sooner. This image shows a lift truck driver happily feeding the reactors in...

Pyroban at the Hyster® Rhine Tour

Pyroban is excited to be supporting the upcoming Hyster® Rhine Tour. The Rhine Tour kicks off during TOC Europe from 12-14 June in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, where Hyster® trucks will be on display both on the stand and outside the show. Explosion protection...

EXPLOSION PROTECTED TRUCKS HAVE NOW CHANGED – WHAT’S NEW?

Pyroban has released an infographic to help forklift OEMs, dealers and end users easily understand the effects of the new EN1755:2015 standard on explosion protected lift truck conversions. “From November 2017, the way explosion protected forklifts, pallet trucks,...

APPOINTMENT OF PYROBAN GROUP CEO

Pyroban is delighted to announce the appointment of Brian Quarendon as the new Pyroban Group CEO. Brian is joining to support existing management, implement the carve out from Caterpillar Inc. and drive growth. Previously, Brian was Chief Executive of the Industrial...

PYROBAN DELIVERS FIRST LIFT TRUCKS TO EN1755:2015 STANDARD

Pyroban is now shipping explosion protected trucks built to the new EN1755:2015 standard. From November 2017, the technical requirements for explosion protection increased to an even higher level of safety, particularly for trucks used in Zone 2 hazardous areas. It...

LIFT TRUCK RULE CHANGE FOR PHARMACEUTICAL MANUFACTURERS

ATEX compliant lift trucks used in pharmaceutical manufacturing sites have even greater safety requirements following an update to the EN1755:2015* standard in November 2017. This update is likely to affect how pharmaceutical firms, and their suppliers, manage lift...

Lift truck driver awareness systems have changed

New standards have called for increased safety performance levels for certain driver awareness systems in Zone 2 hazardous areas. The recent changes to EN1755* affect chemical companies, whisky distilleries and any manufacturing or logistics business using a system to...