SABIC Europe Uses Power Wrench to Save Time and Effort

Portable device easily operates manually operated valves

SABIC, the major plastics, chemicals and innovative plastics producer in Europe, has been using the Netherlocks Power Wrench as an effective and efficient alternative to multiple actuators for operating its hand wheel valves. The two companies have also cooperated to produce a video about how it can be used to save time, effort and cost:

Using pneumatic pressure (4-8 bar) the Atex-certified Power Wrench is a mobile tool for operating any size of handwheel valve, with up to 515 Nm of torque available to the user with a twist of the throttle – making light work of even the heaviest handwheels. “It really allows me to do my job faster and more easily – which is great because I’m not that young any more!” explained G. Knepper (Dayshift Operator, HDPE Polymers – Production) of SABIC Europe B.V.

Weighing only 10.2 kg, Netherlocks has designed the Power Wrench to be easily portable and operable by anyone, and has integrated, enforced ‘2-hands’ operation for added safety.

SABIC Europe uses Netherlocks Power Wrench to easily operate multiple valves

SABIC Europe uses Netherlocks Power Wrench to easily operate multiple valves

J. Habets (Senior Dayshift Operator, HDPE Polymers – Production) of SABIC Europe commented: “SABIC’s relationship with Netherlocks is very good. The people there are very cooperative and always look for a suitable solution to the various valve safety issues we experience. The Power Wrench is a great device for us, because we can open and close our manually operated valves much more quickly and safely.”

For more information on the Power Wrench and Netherlocks other valve safety products, please visit the website at www.netherlocks.com, or watch the video at www.netherlocks.com/products/valve-operation/power-wrench-product-video/

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