Robust in design, safe in use - New Drager X-plore

Drger X-plore 8700 (EX) powered air purifying respirator with ATEX approval

Tue Jun 19 2018By Dräger

The new Dräger X-plore 8700 (EX) powered air purifying respirator

can be operated in potentially explosive atmospheres in zones 1, 2, 21, and

22. As a further addition to the existing X-plore 8000 family it is compatible

with the system components. This allows users to fully focus on the task at

hand – even in potentially explosive areas.


The conditions in industrial workplace environments place high demands on

the respiratory equipment used. Dräger has specifically developed the

X-plore 8700 (EX) to provide the wearer with the best possible protection

without hindering performance. Thanks to its intrinsically safe design, the

X-plore 8700 (EX) is without the need for additional accessories. The intrinsic

safety is ensured through a patented overcurrent protection system for the

battery as well as by the prevention of electrostatic charging through the use

of ex-approved materials. In addition, electronic components with high power

conversion are potted and safety circuits are redundant.


Proven advantages for rugged environments

The X-plore 8000 series features a heavy-duty design that includes rubber

protectors. The units are protected against dust and water jets from any

direction according to IP65 standards. Two rechargeable-battery versions

incorporating the latest Li-ion technology provide power for at least 4 or 8

hours respectively. The air intake opening is protected to ensure that sparks or

water coming from the front will not be sucked into the filter. The carrying

system ensures optimal weight distribution. A special adapter plate provides a

stable connection between unit and belt. Optional comfort padding is also

available. The hose connector features a 360° click adaptor for ease of use.

The face pieces offer a high degree of comfort. They are designed for optimal

air supply, preventing eye irritation caused by drafts. 


A wide range of components for every application

The X-plore 8000 series offers a number of user-friendly standard and

specialized carrying systems for standard and decontamination applications.

Dräger also offers a large selection of open and closed face pieces, including

half masks and full face masks, short and long hoods, helmets and protective

visors. Standard and enhanced flexibility hoses are available and compatibility

is ensured. All components and accessories can be combined to best fit your

application and system upgrades are possible at any time.


Safety through intuitive operation

The device recognizes the connected face piece and automatically selects the

appropriate minimum air flow rate. An optical sensor prevents users from

using the device without a filter. The device also displays the saturation of the

particle filter at all times. The filter system works via a ›Plug-and-Go‹ principle:

simply connect it, and the device is ready for operation. In addition to optical

and acoustical alarms, the device is equipped with a vibration alarm. The

alarms alert the user if the rechargeable battery charge level is low, if there

are obstructions in the airflow or if the filter is missing or blocked. The entire

system features an error-proof hose connector and uniform color codes on all

exchangeable elements.


Easy to operate and maintain

The X-plore 8000 series is practically maintenance-free, resulting in low

operating costs. The self-adjustment and self-check systems feature

advanced temperature and pressure sensor technology. In addition, it adjusts

the flow rate to the respective environment. The simple and efficient charging

system allows rapid charging (under 4 hours for an empty rechargeable

battery). The unit facilitates fast and easy disassembly for cleaning. 


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