Operating machinery in explosive environments demands the highest safety standards. PROMOTECH offers ATEX certified drilling machines for safe use on construction sites, where standard electric machines are prohibited for safety reasons. Using ATEX certified machines not only ensures compliance with legal requirements and industry standards but most of all, provides the highest level of workplace safety and significantly reduces the risk of accidents.

UE ATEX directives outline the safety requirements for all equipment intended for use in explosive atmospheres, whether electrical or mechanical, including protective systems. PROMOTECH ATEX certified pneumatic drilling machines: PRO-35 ADA ATEX, PRO 45/2 ATEX and PRO 200 ATEX are engineered to meet ATEX II 2 G/D c IIC T6/T4 standards. For that reason they are the ideal choice for surface industries operating on fixed offshore platforms, in petrochemical plants, shipyards, flour mills, and other settings where a potentially explosive atmosphere may be present and thus, standard electric tools are not safe to use.

The ATEX Certification Process

Explosive atmospheres can occur in various industrial settings where a mixture of air, gases, vapors, mists, or dusts can ignite under certain conditions. The smallest spark in such environments can lead to catastrophic explosions, posing severe risks to life and property.

ATEX derives from the French words ATmosphères EXplosibles. The ATEX certification process involves thorough examination of the machines design, construction materials, and operational capabilities to ensure they do not pose a risk of ignition. Once certified, the equipment is marked by the ‘CE’ and the ‘Ex’ symbol to identify it as approved under the ATEX directive.

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ATEX certification is divided into two categories: ‘I’ for mining and ‘II’ for surface industries. PROMOTECH drilling machines meet requirements for surface industries – cat. II, ensuring both unmatched performance and the highest safety.

Ready for the most challenging conditions

Promotech ATEX pneumatic drilling machines are constructed from ATEX approved materials. What is more, pairing pneumatic drive with a robust permanent magnetic base, completely eliminated the need for an electric power supply. This design prevents the risk of ignition, spark or excessive heat that could lead to explosions.

Permanent magnetic base adapts seamlessly to the workpiece curvature, offering unparalleled stability. For enhanced safety, the pneumatic motor activates only when the magnetic base is active, preventing accidental motor activation. Additionally, the built-in self-locking device safeguards against unintended movements, ensuring precise and safe operation every time.

Using PROMOTECH’s ATEX pneumatic drills you are not just investing in equipment—you are choosing safety, quality, reliability, and peace of mind. Ensure your operations are ready for the most challenging conditions.

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PRO-35 ADA ATEX is an extremely small portable air drilling machine designed for work on any construction site and industrial installations

  • Max milling capacity: 35 mm (1-3/8″)
  • Max drilling capacity: 16 mm (5/8″)
  • Max depth of cut: 25 mm (1″)

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PRO 45/2 ATEX is a small portable pneumatic drilling machine which allows cutting holes up to 45 mm (1-3/4”) diameter.

  • Max milling capacity: 45 mm (1-3/4″)
  • Max drilling capacity: 20 mm (13/16″)
  • Max depth of cut: 51 mm (2″)

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Heavy Duty ATEX Pneumatic Drilling Machine designed for outdoor or indoor work in multiple industries such as Offshore, Mining, Energy, Shipbuilding, maintenance etc.

  • Max milling capacity: 200 mm (7-7/8″)
  • Max drilling capacity: 45 mm (1-3/4″)
  • Max Tap size: M48 
  • Max depth of cut: 100 mm (4″)

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