ATEX Handling Equipment

ATEX Drum Mixer - Fast Efficient Way of Mixing Chemicals in Zoned Areas

STS ATEX handling equipment is designed and manufactured to meet ATEX regulations for use in zoned hazardous areas with explosive atmospheres.

Explosive atmospheres in the workplace can be caused by flammable gases, mists, vapours or by combustible dusts. If there is enough of the substance, mixed with air, then all it needs is a source of ignition to cause an explosion. Explosions can cause loss of life and serious injuries as well as significant damage. Preventing releases of dangerous substances, which can create explosive atmospheres, and preventing sources of ignition are two widely used ways of reducing the risk. Using the correct equipment can help greatly in this.
The Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 2002 (DSEAR) place duties on employers to eliminate or control the risks from explosive atmospheres in the workplace.

ATEX Drum Rotator with Loadcells - Lifts, Tips and Weighs in Hazardous Areas

STS offer solutions for manual handling in Zoned areas by offering manual hydraulic or pneumatic hydraulic powered units. We were recently asked to design a unit to lift, tip and weigh 45 gallon drums in a Zone 1 area. Our designers came up with the STP01-DRU01-LC a pneumatic air powered stacker lift unit with a manual rotator head fitted with ATEX certified loadcells. We can design any unit for use in a Zoned area, we even offer the DMP01 a pneumatic powered drum mixer for mixing applications.
Trolleys including the DTC01 Universal Drum Trolley and CTS01 Cylinder Trolley have been very popular in Zoned areas with ATEX compliant options becoming increasingly popular.

The ATEX Regulations apply to all equipment intended for use in explosive atmospheres, whether electrical or mechanical. Certification ensures that the equipment is fit for its intended purpose and that adequate information is supplied with it to ensure that it can be used safely.


STS recently won HazardEx "Small Company of the Year Award" a major European hazardous area equipment event. STS won the award for its design and manufacture of ATEX compliant handling equipment.

The website contains full information on ATEX regulations.