The first Ex de connector for safe and quick rig up /rig down with less concern

Rota DR4 Ex Connector

Manchester, UK July 10, 2012

Rota Engineering Ltd, a worldwide specialist in Ex d Connectors announces the debut of their new compact and very robust DR4 Connector. This is the first certified Ex de IIC T6 Gb II 2G connector that may be disconnected with power on both sides and without the need for a hot work permit.

Based on the technology developed by Rota its unique design contains beneficial features from both their DE2 (Disconnect one side live) and D3 (Larger current disconnect both sides live) type connectors and raises the bar on these.

The patent applied for DR4 connector may be disconnected with both sides energized. This allows safe connection of Ex de circuits with stored energy and communication circuits like Ethernet and Profibus with return protocol signals that were previously not possible in this compact size. Added to this design is a yellow visual marking around the body clearly showing when the Connector is fully engaged.

Domhnull McLennan, Rota Oil and Gas sales manager says “Safe connection and disconnection of electrical circuits in hazardous atmospheres with less concern is now possible.” He continues – “Where previously junction boxes were required, and highly trained personnel, the Rota connectors now enable quick connections easily and safely.”

Rota Engineering Ltd., founded in 1964 and headquartered in Manchester, United Kingdom, designs and manufactures Ex Connectors and Position Transducers. Rota is renowned for robust engineered solutions.