Satellite Banner
Technology
Networks
Scientific Communities
 
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

Join For Free

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 3,900+ scientific posters on ePosters
  • More Than 5,300+ 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

Flow Chemistry for Process Development
Discover flow chemistry methods used to expedite process development during a free live online symposium.
Thursday, August 11, 2016
METTLER TOLEDO Announces a New Symposium on Process Chemistry and Scale-Up
Company has announced that the discover methods entitled Process Chemistry and Scale-up Online Seminar featuring R&D scientists from Air Products and Nalas Engineering.
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
The Art of Pipetting
Sculptor and installation artist Mitra Fabian has created an iceberg sculpture made from recycled pipette tips.
Friday, February 05, 2016
13 Ways to Stop an Unseen Force from Disrupting Weighing
Download a free Mettler Toledo paper to discover how to halt static’s negative effects before the next weigh-in.
Saturday, October 03, 2015
Lab Scale Manufacturing Using Continuous Crystallization
A new METTLER TOLEDO On-demand webinar explores recent research that could revolutionize pharmaceutical production.
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Mettler-Toledo Awarded Foreign Designated Manufacturer Certification
Mettler Toledo is the first balance manufacturer to win FDM certification in Japan.
Friday, July 26, 2013
Free Webinar Explores Safe Scaling of Pressure Reactions
Robust in situ technology allows cost effective scale-up pressure reactions.
Friday, May 24, 2013
Pharma Tech Trends and Development Cost Solutions
METTLER TOLEDO’s new on-demand webinar, “Methods to Improve Chemical Process Development,” takes on the challenges of today’s pharmaceutical market.
Thursday, April 04, 2013
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
Big Genetics in BC: The American Society for Human Genetics 2016 Meeting
Themes at this year's meeting ranged from the verification, validation, and sharing of data, to the translation of laboratory findings into actionable clinical results.
Stem Cells in Drug Discovery
Potential Source of Unlimited Human Test Cells, but Roadblocks Remain.
Cancer Genetics: Key to Diagnosis, Therapy
When applied judiciously, cancer genetics directs caregivers to the right drug at the right time, while sparing patients of unnecessary or harmful treatments.
Transporting Microscopic Cargo Between Human Cells
Scientists have developed a virus-inspired delivery system for material transport between cells.
Metabolite Promotes Cancer Cell Transformation
Researchers have identified a metabolite that promotes cancer cell transformation and colorectal cancer spread.
Improving Drug Production with Computer Model
A model has been developed that can be used to improve and accelerate the production of biotherapeutics, cancer drugs, and vaccines.
Zika’s Entry Points
Discovery shows Zika infection of neural progenitor cells occurs regardless of AXL production, which was thought to be the main vector for the virus.
New Form of Autism Found
An international team of researchers have identified a new form of syndromic autism.
Radiation-Free Imaging in the Brain
Scientists create sensors that use proteins to detect particular targets through induced blood flow changes.
Failings in Conveying Risks of Undercooked Meat
A study has found that restaurants do not communicate the risks of eating undercooked meats.
Scroll Up
Scroll Down
Skyscraper Banner

SELECTBIO Market Reports
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
3,900+ scientific and medical posters
A library of 2,500+ scientific videos on LabTube
5,300+ scientific videos
Close
Premium CrownJOIN TECHNOLOGY NETWORKS PREMIUM FOR FREE!