Chicago Pneumatic launches its first industrial ATEX certified impact wrench

Chicago Pneumatic has launched a new range of impact wrenches designed to provide power, high quality and excellent ergonomics to professionals working in ATEX explosive hazardous environments.

Chicago Pneumatic’s new CP6748EX, ATEX certified (94/9/EC and 99/92/EC) and IP6 rated, industrial duty ½” impact wrench combines the benefits of ATEX safety with efficiency, ergonomics and advanced design to provide a tool for use in hazardous areas.

Featuring ATEX classification I M2 / II 2GD c IIB 85°C X, the impact wrench provides a higher level of protection against accidental ignition of flammable gases and dust in above or below ground environments.

Delivering an ultimate torque of 800ft-lbs. (1,085Nm) and 1,200 blows per minute (BPM), the CP6748EX is designed to meet or exceed industrial or heavy maintenance needs in the oil and gas, petrochemical, mining, minerals processing, and food and grain processing industries.

Key features of the CP6748EX impact wrenches include steel clutch housing and motor components manufactured from highest quality plain steel for enhanced durability; reversible end plates; oil bath twin hammer clutch mechanism providing constant lubrication to reduce tool vibration; easy-to-use single-handed, glove-friendly, forward/reverse switch and power regulator; friction ring retainer for rapid socket change; and balanced grip and progressive teasing trigger.

Compatible with Chicago Pneumatic reaction-free balancers, the CP6748EX features an integrated suspension bail to reduce operator fatigue during repetitive operation.

Chicago Pneumatic will be expanding its range of ATEX certified impact wrenches in 2015 with the addition of 3/4” and 1” drives to provide optimal tools for challenging industrial applications in explosive environments.

According to Chicago Pneumatic Tools Vice-President Luis Clement, the company recognises heavy industries such as oil and gas and mining as important markets, with their first ATEX certified wrench designed to meet the needs of customers working in these arduous environments.

The CP6748EX ATEX certified impact wrench is now available from Chicago Pneumatic Tools authorised distributors. 

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