Corporate Banner
Satellite Banner
Food & Beverage Analysis
Scientific Community
 
Become a Member | Sign in
Home>News>This Article
  News
Return

Mettler-Toledo Garvens Receives UL Fire Safety Approval

Published: Thursday, March 28, 2013
Last Updated: Thursday, March 28, 2013
Bookmark and Share
Multinational manufacturers to optimize workplace safety across European, Asian and US production lines with UL-listed checkweighers.

Mettler-Toledo Garvens’s checkweighers have now received Underwriters Laboratories (UL) 508A listing guaranteeing automatic compliance with stringent US fire safety legislation as well as the country’s National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) voluntary 70 and 79 guidelines.

Food, beverage and pharmaceutical manufacturers looking to expand into US and international markets can now harmonize their global production lines by sourcing checkweighing technology that meets local safety standards, while ensuring compliance with international regulations.

This will enable them to benefit from the same high precision weighing technology across all facilities whilst safeguarding the welfare of employees.

UL is an independent global organization based in the US that inspects manufacturing technology, such as Mettler-Toledo Garvens’s checkweighers, for fire safety approval.

Approved by the US federal agency Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the company also performs safety testing on industrial and domestic equipment.

UL 508A deals specifically with fire safety for industrial control panels (IPCs) ensuring the risk of fire is minimal. The fire safety listing requires the use of insulating materials in manufacturing equipment, such as checkweighers, and stipulates that the control panel and power supply meet the design criteria described by OSHA.

The receipt of UL 508A listing means that Mettler-Toledo Garvens has demonstrated that the control panel on its checkweighers has been assembled according to specific construction and production principles, including the use of insulation to shield production line operatives from the unlikely event of an electric shock.

The listing also requires that sufficient overcurrent protection is included in checkweigher control panels to minimize damage to the machine and harm to operatives from power surges.

“All the time we see new regulations coming into effect to which manufacturers must adhere to ensure optimum safety for their employees”, explained Kerstin Bernhart, Marketing Manager, Mettler-Toledo Garvens.

Bernhart continued, “Mettler-Toledo Garvens is dedicated to ensuring its technology always complies with the latest safety standards to help manufacturers protect their staff and production line from the harm and damage caused by fire, helping to maintain profits and grow their business”.


Further Information
Access to this exclusive content is for Technology Networks Premium members only.

Join Technology Networks Premium for free access to:

  • Exclusive articles
  • Presentations from international conferences
  • Over 2,500+ scientific posters on ePosters
  • More than 3,700+ scientific videos on LabTube
  • 35 community eNewsletters


Sign In



Forgotten your details? Click Here
If you are not a member you can join here

*Please note: By logging into TechnologyNetworks.com you agree to accept the use of cookies. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our privacy policy.

Related Content

Mettler-Toledo and Konica Minolta Join Forces
Strategic partnership in the field of multi-parameter analysis for the Flavours & Fragrances industry.
Friday, May 18, 2012
Scientific News
Decrease in Foodborne Outbreaks in Denmark
Almost every other registered salmonella infection in Denmark in 2014 was brought back by Danes travelling overseas.
How Safe Is Your Ground Beef?
If you don’t know how the ground beef you eat was raised, you may be putting yourself at higher risk of illness from dangerous bacteria. You okay with that?
Sweeteners Detected in Human Breast Milk
New data show that multiple types of NNS can be passed to nursing infants.
Food Science Team Finds Key to Tasty, Salt-Reduced Bread
Three food science researchers at the University of Alberta have discovered how to reduce salt in bread by half without compromising its taste or texture.
Yorkshire Scientists Could Hold Key to Preventing Future Horsemeat Scandals
Incidents like the horse meat scandal, which caused extensive damage to the UK’s farming and retail industry, could be consigned to the past thanks to revolutionary technology developed in the UK.
Detecting Hidden Ingredients
Researchers from China have used mass spectrometry to reveal the use of undeclared substances in dietary supplements.
Study Questions Presence in Blood of Heart-Healthy Molecules from Fish Oil Supplements
A new study from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania questions the relevance of fish oil-derived SPMs and their purported anti-inflammatory effects in humans.
How To Keep Your Rice Arsenic-Free
Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast have made a breakthrough in discovering how to lower worrying levels of arsenic in rice that is eaten all over the world.
Pesticide Found in 70 Percent of Massachusetts’ Honey Samples
New Harvard University study says that the pesticide commonly found in honey samples is implicated in Colony Collapse Disorder.
Printed "Smart Cap" Detects Spoiled Food
It might not be long before consumers can just hit “print” to create an electronic circuit or wireless sensor in the comfort of their homes.
SELECTBIO

Skyscraper Banner
Go to LabTube
Go to eposters
 
Access to the latest scientific news
Exclusive articles
Upload and share your posters on ePosters
Latest presentations and webinars
View a library of 1,800+ scientific and medical posters
2,500+ scientific and medical posters
A library of 2,500+ scientific videos on LabTube
3,700+ scientific videos
Close
Premium CrownJOIN TECHNOLOGY NETWORKS PREMIUM FREE!