Thursday August 21st, 2014
ATEX rating ensures safety
Adelphi has a long history of supplying ATEX rated filling and capping machinery to customers that package potentially explosive products. Whilst there are a range of ATEX ratings, generally they require all electrics to be removed from the machine body and placed at a distance from the operating area, and materials have to be carefully selected to minimise the chance of sparking and static build up.
It is the responsibility of the manufacturer to produce comprehensive documentation that is then stored securely by a third party. This documentation is not signed off by anyone other than the manufacturer, rather it is assumed the machine is compliant, and the documentation is there for the authorities to interrogate should an accident occur. Therefore, if you require an ATEX rated piece of equipment it is always wise to go to a reputable supplier with experience of producing ATEX compliant machinery.
Our latest Masterfil ATEX filler is a volumetric model (pictured), and will soon be filling industrial detergents. It has been specified with an inbuilt CIP system for added convenience when switching between products.