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 2018
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
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.