Kito RCB | Spark-Resistant Hand Chain Hoist

Always safe, never sorry.

The RCB’s spark-resistant design is certified to ATEX standards to ensure safer lifting in dust-laden or explosive gas atmospheres. The RCB is specifically designed for use in petroleum and pharmaceutical, or any application where safety is improved by the use of anti-sparking equipment. Be sure to look for the ATEX mark to know that your hoist is safe to use in environments with combustible gases, vapours and dusts. Potentially explosive atmospheres often relate to high temperatures. The RCB is proven to take the heat and safely operate at temperatures as high as 135°C.


Conforms to ATEX Standards

The RCB hand chain hoist conforms to the European ATEX directive 94/9/EC for certified use in potentially explosive atmospheres. ATEX is a multi-level technical standard mandatory in the European Economic Area (EEA) for using equipment in dust-laden or explosive environments.

Spark-Resistant Hand & Load Chain

The same premium chain as on any Kito hoist but with added protection from accidental sparks. The RCB comes standard with our stainless steel hand chain and nickel-plated load chain.

Spark-Resistant Copper Plated Bottom Hook

From top to bottom, the RCB protects you with added safety features like the standard copper-plated bottom hook designed to resist sparks at the point of contact.


Potentially explosive atmospheres often relate to high temperatures. The RCB is proven to take the heat and safely operate at temperatures as high as 135°C.

Optional Spark-Resistant Trolley Wheels

The RCB can be optionally paired with a plain or geared trolley that is also equipped with spark-resistant features. Solid bronze trolley wheels are available on models 2t and lower; and bronze-plated trolley wheels are available on the 3t model.




  • ½ to 3 metric tonnes
  • ASME B30.16 Safety Standard
  • ASME HST-2 Performance Standard
  • Conforms to ATEX directive 94/9/EC
  • Specification: EX II 2G c IIB T4 and EX II 2D c T135
  • At rated capacity, load-bearing parts are only stressed to 25% of their limit
  • Custom lift lengths to suit your requirements
  • Plain or Geared trolley mount for improved load control
  • Nickel-plated load chain and stainless steel hand chain
  • Copper-plated load hook
  • Solid bronze trolley wheels on models 2t and lower
  • Bronze plated trolley wheels on 3t model
  • Durable over-sized body with all-steel construction
  • Rugged gear case and hand wheel cover
  • Compact design for low headroom and lightweight portability
  • Stainless steel hand chain
  • Grade 100 nickel-plated
  • High-impact steel chain guide
  • Standard Lift: 8 feet
  • Copper plated bottom hook
  • Self-closing top and bottom hooks with heavy-duty hook latch
  • Hand chain operated
  • Reduced operator fatigue through efficient drive train
  • Double reduction gearing requiring very low effort to operate
  • Induction heat-treated and case-hardened
  • Enclosed to protect from dust and water
  • Maintenance-free sealed bearings increase reliability and reduce required pull force to lift loads
  • Double pawl springs for extremely reliable operation and instant brake activation
  • Enclosed to protect from dust, rain, and dirt
  • Recommended for -20˚ C to +60˚ C


Type File Size
Data Sheet   RCB ATEX Hand Chain Hoist - Plain Trolley Mount   630.36 Kb   View   Download
Data Sheet   RCB ATEX Hand Chain Hoist – Geared Trolley Mount   630.76 Kb   View   Download

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