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Drger introduces X-dock, a test and calibration station for portable gas detection

April 23, 2013

Health & Safety

Saves time and money in industrial applications

Pittsburgh, Pa. – Dräger is proud to announce the launch of X-dock, a new device which provides automatic bump tests, calibration, reduced test gas consumption, short testing times and comprehensive documentation for portable gas detection instruments. The X-dock offers different modular configurations to test multiple monitors, while significantly reducing the amount of calibration gas used.

The Dräger X-dock is operated via touch screen at a master station. Up to three test cycles can be configured freely on multiple instruments. In addition to the bump test, several other options can be activated, such as the testing of the gas detectors’ alarm elements. The X-dock automatically recognizes all sensor combinations and automatically tests and adjusts them if all required test gases are connected. The station operates independently and can be configured without a PC. Once a gas detector is inserted, the device is automatically detected by the X-dock, which records all data in the database.

Time is money. X-dock saves both.

X-dock reduces testing periods by up to 15 seconds, and reduces test gas flow by up to 200 ml/min over conventional test systems –  saving both time and money. The patent-pending valve largely eliminates the use of a pump; instead, valves manage the test gases and, if connected, even compressed air. If all Dräger test gas cylinders are already registered in the database via entry of the item number, the required fields for the gas configuration are automatically filled.

Complete documentation for increased safety

The X-dock Manager evaluation software analyzes the data of the calibration system and gas detector, allowing for a quick overview. Advantages include notification of the level of gas concentrations in certain areas of the plant, if all tests have been performed and if all devices are ready for use. In addition, a complete log is recorded of when each device was tested and the respective result.

The X-dock is available in a variety of versions and is immediately ready to use. The X-dock 5300 includes a master station and module instruments from the X-am 1/2/5×00 or Pac family. The X-dock 6300 and 6600 versions can be configured freely, consist of a master station, and can be expanded with up to 10 modules for X-am 1/2/5×00 and/or Pac gas detection instruments.

For more information and complete technical specifications, visit www.draeger.com/xdock.

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, in 2012 Dräger generated revenues of around EUR 2.37 billion. The Dräger Group is currently present in more than 190 countries and has about 12,500 employees worldwide. Please visit www.draeger.com for more information.


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