Sparkproof Range

Ansell Jones designs and manufactures a wide range of chain block hoists and mechanical handling equipment suitable for zone 1 and zone 2 hazardous areas and where there may be a danger of explosion.

The range utilises non-ferrous materials. All load sprockets and rubbing parts that are exposed to the atmosphere are made from dissimilar metals, one of which is either aluminium bronze or phosphor bronze. This gives the sparkproof property which is vital in the hazardous environments for which our mechanical handling equipment is designed.

Through use in many different industries over the last 30 years, our sparkproof range has been proven to withstand the harshest operating environments. We have manufactured and certified hoists for special projects involving temperatures as low as -40 degrees C and pride ourselves in the superb quality, low maintenance and long, 25 year design life of the entire range.

All are manufactured in the UK and supplied to industries including Petrochemical, Chemical, Power Plants, Gas Processing, Water treatment plants, Electronics, Food and Pharmaceutical.

Through constant innovation and by adapting our designs to incorporate new uses or solve challenging problems it is a range which is always evolving.

All sparkproof hoists can be manufactured to suit individual beam width requirements and are supplied with proof load certificates. When requested they will also have certification to 3.1 or 3.2 levels of traceability.

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