Excell today announced that its ELW Weighing Scale has received IP68 Waterproofing Certification. This is an internationally recognized standard in accordance with IEC 60529, which states the protection of enclosures against the ingress of dirt and against the ingress of water.
“This is an advanced move that Excell has taken to add the value for use of our weighing scales in a wet washdown environments of the food processing and chemical industries,” said Jeff Chien, Vice President of Sales & Marketing at Excell. “We are being very methodical and deliberate about the design of our waterproofing scales. Our patented pressure relief mechanism is designed to reduce weighing error caused by external and internal pressure difference. Now both our ELW and ESW have gained IP68 waterproofing cerifications. Customers can choose stainless steel housing or ABS housing at their disposal.”
The protection of enclosures against ingress of dirt or against the ingress of water is defined in IEC60529:2013). Conversely, an enclosure which protects equipment against ingress of particles will also protect a person from potential hazards within that enclosure, and this degree of protection is also defined as a standard. The degrees of protection are most commonly expressed as ‘IP’ followed by two numbers, e.g. IP65, where the numbers define the degree of protection. The first digit shows the extent to which the equipment is protected against particles, or to which persons are protected from enclosed hazards. The second digit indicates the extent of protection against water.
EXCELL Precision, founded in 1979, is a global manufacturer and marketer of precision instrument and supplier of industrial automation for use in laboratory, industrial and retailing applications. EXCELL is an innovative leader in the industry. With our innovative products and services, we are helping our customer across the entire globe to implement balances, weighing and scales automation solutions in a variety of industries and applications. We currently are exporting our solutions to over 150 countries.