• Marketleader in no-man-entry robots
  • Game-changing cleaning method
  • ATEX zone 0 certified robots


Robot for cleaning underground tanks, sewers and other small, confined spaces in ATEX zone 0

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  • Operate within ATEX Zone 0 environments and submersible to depth of 20 meters.
  • Suitable for 18''/450 mm manhole.
  • Possibility to widen the track basis of the robot once inside.

The KOKS ADES EX-robot is designed to operate within ATEX zone 0 environments. The ADES EX-robot is intended for cleaning aboveground, underground storage tanks and for cleaning water basins, sewers or other confined spaces. The ADES EX-robot is utilized in combination with a standalone power pack (SAPP and SAPP Pro) or transportable ventilated cabin (TVC) together with a vacuum truck for removal and disposal of fluid and hazardous substances, such as liquids, sludge, fats, oils, fuels and chemicals. Especially developed for handling hazardous and contaminated substances, the robot is certified for ATEX (Ex) zone 0.


Do you have any questions about KOKS products or would you like to receive more information? If so, please contact the KOKS sales team via telephone number +31 (0) 72 540 66 99 or via e-mail request@koks.com.


The KOKS ADES EX-robot enables its user to operate in confined spaces within ATEX zone 0. Commonly used for cleaning underground (fuel) tanks, water basins or sewers, the advantages for health, safety and the environment, as well as an improvement of the cleaning quality, are undeniable.


The KOKS ADES EX-robot is equipped with an inventive hydraulic piston for widening its track width and thus increasing stability where possible. The ADES EX is an ATEX zone 0 certified robot, which can be used together with both the SAPP and SAPP Pro as well as the TVC. In addition, the ADES EX is available with different types of track plates, making this robot very versatile and efficient. With the robot connected to a vacuum truck large quantities of fluid and solid substances can be processed in a short time and then transported in accordance with latest regulations. The user benefits from significant time savings and a huge reduction in cost.


The KOKS ADES EX-robot can be delivered with different types of track plates and be equipped with various suction heads and tips which match your needs and/or (industrial) applications.


  • Reduction of cost.

  • Undeniable improvement for health, safety, environment and cleaning quality.

  • Easy control.

  • Versatile and efficient due to different track plates.

  • Compact for access to small and confined entrances and spaces.

  • Complete robot made of stainless steel AISI 316 grade; material no. 1.4401.

  • Built according to the latest environmental and safety standards.

  • Can be controlled interchangeably with the SAPP, SAPP Pro and TVC (same connections).

  • Greater operational efficiency.

  • Able to work continuously, 24/7.

Designed and certified for:

  • operation in ATEX zone 0, 1G, IIB, T4 (robot).
  • international protection class IP68.


ADES EX-robot.
stainless steel AISI 316 grade; material no. 1.4401.
ATEX zone 0.
Max. range
100 m.
Traction force
1,500 N, measured on Fe plate, thickness 10 mm, covered in oil.
Speed in ATEX zone 0
0.23 m/sec - 14 m/min.
Submersible depth
1,000 mm.
Ambient temperature
-10°C to 50°C.
58 pieces, rubberized, sunken magnetic stainless steel track plates (antistatic NBR rubber).
Arm motion
45° in horizontal direction.
50° in vertical direction.
Arm force
1,100 Nm.

Dimensions robot

approx. 1,700 mm.
Width standard
approx. 430 mm.
Width extended
approx. 720 mm.
approx. 330 mm.
Height with elevated cameras
1,050 mm.
18”/450 mm.
approx. 250 kg.


image transfer system.
ATEX zone 0.
520 lines, analog.
integrated LED lighting, max. 235 lux.

Standard version

  • Narrow body, not extendable in width, suitable for 18”/450 mm manhole.
  • ATEX zone 0 certified.
  • Rubberized, sunken magnetic stainless steel track plates.
  • 3 cameras with lights mounted on the robot (hydraulically liftable). 
  • Fluidizing suction head with 4” camlock connection, incl. suction tip, model bikini.
  • Hydraulic quick coupling.

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You can contact us by calling +31 (0)72 540 66 99, by emailing info@koks.com or by filling in the contact form via the link below.


On working days we are available between 07.30 and 17.00 and we are happy to be of service.

Why KOKS Robotics?

KOKS Robotics is market leader and manufacturer of advanced no-man entry tank maintenance robots and systems for ATEX zone 0.


KOKS Robotics is part of the Dutch company KOKS Group, an international manufacturer and supplier of vacuum trucks and heavy industrial cleaning equipment. KOKS was founded in 1989 and has since grown into a dynamic company that operates globally and consists of specialised subsidiaries in the Netherlands, USA, Czech Republic, Saudi Arabia and Slovakia, and participations in rental organizations in the Netherlands and United Kingdom.


We believe that no-man entry cleaning will become an industrial standard in the near future. Our robotic solutions along with our vacuum trucks will make it easier for the users to have one point of contact for all needed equipment to fulfil their tank cleaning job in an efficient, timely, environmentally friendly but above all a safely manner.