ATEX Weighing Scales - FAQ
Choosing an ATEX weighing scale?
Scalesmart supply a number of different ATEX weighing solutions from a number of manufacturers. Scalesmart also have the capability to design and manufacture scales at the factory in Leicester. Types of ATEX scales available.
• Laboratory Balances
• Bench Scales
• Gas Bottle Filling
• Pallet Truck Scales
• Floor Scales
Establish the type of ATEX Zone:Whilts Scalesmart will endeavour to help provide customers with ATEX accredited equipment it is not possible to determine the zone type. Normally a health and safety officer will provide you with the correct zoning requirement. The HSE website has a good article on ATEX & Explosive Atmospheres which should help guide you into making an educated decision.
ATEX Laboratory BalancesWeighing small powders can be tricky, doing that in an explosive environment becomes a lot harder and your choice of scale becomes even narrower. Luckily Scalesmart can source and supply a range of ATEX laboratory balances and scales for weighing the smallest of products.
ATEX Bench ScalesFor weighing in hazardous areas a bench scale might be required. There are numerous diffeernt models to choose from with a variety of manufactures producing high quality equipment. Scalesmart supply models from Sartorius, Dini Argeo, Bizerba GSE including a range manufactured in Leicester.
When choosing which type of ATEX bench scale you need it is important to decide where the power supply is likely to be located. Using a power supply that is situated in a safe area is normally far cheaper than buying a zoned power supply.
ATEX Platforms & Pallet Trucks
Choosing a method of weighing pallets and IBC's may require some thought. By using an ATEX pallet truck scale you dispense of the need for a forklift truck which can be costly. When filling or dispensing IBC's a floor scale or U frame style scale would be the best. Scalesmart can supply terminals witha range of features than can control valves or filling systems. Complex ATEX systems can be handled by the Scalesmart technical team who will be glad to give free advice on ATEX weighing systems.
Scalesmart & MWS Ltd strive to be the number one supplier of premium weighing equipment that ensure purchases today and in the future.
To all of you, from all of us at Scalesmart & MWS Ltd