Chicago Pneumatic has developed industrial drills with Atex certification for use in Atex zones 2 (gases) and 22 (dust) to increase the safety of industrial maintenance operators in potentially explosive workplaces. The two new ranges, the CP1114R Atex and the CP1117 Atex, now offer chuck protection to lower the risk of sparks and therefore accidental explosion.
Those new drills are perfect for customers in need of the highest performance and power for use in potentially explosive atmospheres caused by flammable gases or dusts. The CP1114R Atex series is reversible for maximal versatility and suitable for drilling, taping and reaming operations. The CP1117 Atex series is part of the heavy-duty range, with 1hp motor and three different speeds.
The reversible and versatile CP1114R range made of five references with different speeds, has now two additional models. The entire CP1114R series comes with a Jacob’s industrial keyed chuck.
The powerful CP1117 series combines power, durability and precision with a large choice of chuck options: Jacob’s industrial keyed chuck, keyless chuck or a version without chuck. The three new Atex certified tools come with a Jacob’ industrial keyed chuck, completing the total range adding up to 18 models.
Both the CP1114R Atex and the CP1117 Atex drills are equipped with a unique chuck protection guard to prevent the rotating chuck from touching any object in the workplace and to reduce the risks of creating sparks. They also come with a bronze muffler to prevent sparks or particles from getting out of or getting into the tool.
Harald Odenman, Product Marketing Manager at Chicago Pneumatic said: “Our customers in the oil and gas, petrochemical, mining and other industries where dust and gases can be present, need the full quality and productivity for their exposed applications while guaranteeing the safety of their workers. Safety is always our priority, so it was key for us to be able to provide them with products that could answer their needs.”