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  • Dräger’s Powered Air-Purifying Respirator System Supports Wide Portfolio of Headpieces

    Dräger X-plore 8500 powered air-purifying respirator (PAPR)

    • Robust battery life and connection system offer cost savings
    • Advanced technology automates calibration of flow check to save time 
    • Three-alarm system and guided air provide exceptional safety and comfort
    • Wide portfolio of headpieces to customize the system for various applications

    Dräger’s X-plore 8500 powered air-purifying respirator (PAPR) with new headpieces offers a robust system with expanded technical capabilities that increase productivity and total cost of ownership to filter hazardous substances from the ambient air. Designed to support various components and accessories, the new system can be customized to meet diverse application requirements while providing exceptional safety and comfort.

    Robust durability

    The X-plore 8500 PAPR is designed for daily use in tough environments. The blower units have been tested to last 10,000 hours in laboratory conditions. It features a heavy-duty design with rubber protectors and high ingress protection (IP 65) against dust and water from any direction. It is compatible with various Dräger X-plore 8000 filters. In laboratory conditions, depending on configuration, the battery can run 16 to 20 hours on a single charge. Multiple pogo pins maintain a robust connection that lasts the lifetime of the blower, which no other PAPR system in the market currently offers.

    John Wilson, Dräger‘s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing of Safety Solutions, said, ″At Dräger, we are dedicated to advancing technology that saves lives and developing tools that offer state-of-the-art technology with significant cost savings. The Dräger X-plore 8500 exceeds the market standard in terms of functionality while delivering on our commitment for safety and comfort.“

    Smart Safety

    The intelligent electronics of the Dräger X-plore 8500 system appropriately adjust airflow, prevent use without the filter, and display the saturation of the particle filter. The filter system features a plug-and-go exchange and is equipped with optical, acoustic, and vibrating alarms. The automatic system calibration and flow check eliminate the need to manually calibrate the unit or conduct a flow check prior to using, saving the end user time and increasing productivity. 

    Ease of use and high level of comfort

    The Dräger X-plore 8500 is currently the only PAPR system on the market that guides airflow from the back of the headpiece with a tight and stable connection between the belt and the unit to secure optimal weight distribution. The simple and efficient charging system allows rapid charging in less than four hours. The unit is designed for fast and easy disassembly for cleaning. Ideal for long periods of use without sacrificing comfort or safety, the hood is approved as TH3 and extremely lightweight.

    For more information, please visit the PAPR page to view the product information sheet containing further technical data.

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    Photo 1:
    The X-plore 8000 helmets are suitable for use in harsh industrial environments.



    Photo 2:
    The panoramic visor provides good visibility and is protected by a special coating to prevent fogging and scratches.



    Photo 3:
    Hood with helmet / bump cap for chemical environments.


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    Dräger. Technology for Life®

    Dräger is an international leader in the fields of medical and safety technology. Our products protect, support, and save lives. Founded in 1889, Dräger generated revenues of around EUR 3.3 billion in 2021. The Dräger Group is currently present in over 190 countries and has more than 15,000 employees worldwide. Please visit www.draeger.com for more information.

    Note: Not all the products named in this press release are available worldwide. Equipment packages can vary from country to country. We reserve the right to make changes to products. Up-to-date information is available on the Dräger website of your country or from your Dräger representative.