Mettler-Toledo Release: New Weighing Terminal Ensures Safety And Compliance In Hazardous Areas

Published: Mar 31, 2014

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Greifensee, Switzerland – To ensure safe operation in potentially explosive environments, weighing systems and their components must have an appropriate level of protection. The new ICS466x weighing terminal from METTLER TOLEDO is intrinsically safe, which means it limits power output and prevents sparks or high temperatures in the electrical circuit that can ignite the surrounding atmosphere.

The ICS466x weighing terminal provides maximum safety and ignition protection for hazardous-area applications. It is a cost-effective and easy-to-use solution for operating in areas with flammable gas, dust or fibers that may be present in hazardous areas. It is built to withstand tough industrial environments with a stainless-steel housing that prevents corrosion.

The ICS466x also offers uncompromised performance and is designed to increase productivity in every production step. An intuitive operation menu offers users the flexibility to meet complex application requirements in hazardous areas.

One of the greatest benefits is that intrinsic safety enables easy equipment maintenance within hazardous areas. There is no need to interrupt the power supply or obtain a gas-clearance certificate. The ICS466x is available globally and complies with the latest hazardous-area regulations and standards, including ATEX, FMus+c and IECEx.

“Compliance with the latest regulations is critical,” says Nina Schafroth, a hazardous area equipment expert with METTLER TOLEDO. “With the ICS466x terminal, operators are guaranteed many communications options in a compact design that easily integrates into existing production processes.”

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METTLER TOLEDO is a leading global manufacturer of precision instruments. The Company is the world’s largest manufacturer and marketer of weighing instruments for use in laboratory, industrial and food retailing applications. The Company also holds top-three market positions for several related analytical instruments and is a leading provider of automated chemistry systems used in drug and chemical compound discovery and development. In addition, the Company is the world’s largest manufacturer and marketer of metal detection systems used in production and packaging. Additional information about METTLER TOLEDO can be found at

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