Explosive Environment Scales for Biotech and Pharmaceutical Industries

biotech-768x768The biotech and pharmaceutical industries protect and lengthen our lives. Through the use of fermentation and the harnessing of biochemical catalysts, biotech companies are reducing the use and reliance on petrochemicals, using biofuels to cut greenhouse emissions and tapping into the full resources of biomass waste products. They are on the constant search for ways to eliminate serious life changing conditions and serious illnesses affecting the developing world. By improving crop resistance, developing food with enhanced nutritional profiles, and facilitating the use of more environmentally sustainable farming practices, they are helping to feed the world.

The pharmaceutical industry has its roots in the Middle Ages with the first known drugstore in Bagdad in 754. The subsequent years have yielded tremendous advancements in the containment and curing of diseases.Both of these industries deal with chemicals in their formulations that can be explosive in the laboratory setting. It is for this reason that explosive environment scales need to be available to make their applications intrinsically safe.

Reputable and Dependable

It is important to ensure that the companies manufacturing scales for these industries have the experience and the knowhow to deliver equipment that can be both precise and intrinsically safe. Arlyn Scales has been manufacturing scales for the industrial environment for over thirty years. Our level of research in combination with our expertise is what sets our scales apart. Our New York based factories produce our subassemblies for all of our scales, making this a one-stop shop and a business with total accountability. The added benefit to our customers is our competitive price structure.

Total Protection

A single spark interacting with dust or vapor of chemicals in the manufacturing process can cause an explosion in the workplace. The process of manufacturing itself provides plenty of opportunity for unintended sparks in the areas of motors, pulleys, and lighting fixtures. It is for this reason that all of our Intrinsically Safe scales operate with one supplied 3800mah NiMH C cell battery that is available only from us. We supply two spare batteries with a re-charger. Batteries should always be changed and recharged outside of the manufacturing environment.

Multiple Applications

To cover all areas of applications for the biotech and pharmaceutical industry, we offer a complete series of ArlynGuard Scales. Whether the application calls for Bench Scales, Floor Scales, Cylinder Scales or Platform Scales, there is an indoor hazardous scale for each location.Our scales are durable and rugged. Our load cells are made of the finest industrial grade of stainless steel and are placed in protective housing in the scale’s substructure. They are then protected with a variety of silicone coatings to ensure that no corrosive substance will contact the load cells. Additionally, the protective housing keeps the load cells safe from shock and overload damage.

The ArlynGuard Bench scales have excellent weight resolutions to one thousandth of a pound. These scales are offered in five, ten, twenty-five, fifty, one hundred and one hundred and fifty pound capacities with a twelve by sixteen platform size.

The ArlynGuard Cylinder scales are offered in the following capacities: sixty, three hundred and four hundred pounds. With resolutions from two hundredths of a pound to one tenth of a pound, these scales provide extreme accuracy. The platform sizes are either nine and a quarter inches square or an optional fourteen inches square for the larger sized cylinders.

The ArlynGuard Platform scales are also offered in complete stainless steel construction for applications that require endurance for extremely rugged applications. Available in five hundred pound or one thousand pound capacities, these platforms have a very low profile of one and seven-eighths inches in height.

The ArlynGuard Floor Scale comes in the following capacities and platform sizes: twenty five hundred pounds with a three foot square platform, five thousand pounds with a four foot square platform in either stainless steel or aluminum, and a five foot square platform, ten thousand pounds with a four foot square platform or a five foot by seven foot platform and twenty thousand pounds with a six foot by eight foot sized platform. This low profile floor scale comes with a diamond plated platform and a tough epoxy coating for the ultimate in corrosion protection.

Scale Indicator

All of our scales come with an automatically calibrated 32-bit high- resolution programmable indicator. The large one-inch high graphics with a swivel mount allow the indicator to be placed on a nearby wall for complete protection of scale operators, who can view the reading from a distance if necessary. The simple menu driven interface allows for the toggling between seven built in unit conversions as well as four hundred and eighty memory locations to store tare and parts counting readings.

Explosive Environments and Materials

Our ArlynGuard B, C, F, and P scales have one or more components that have been tested and approved to be Intrinsically Safe for use in an impressive range of hazardous locations including:

•    Intrinsically safe for use in Class I, II, III; Division I; Groups A through G
•    Non-incedive for use in Class I; Division II; Groups A through D
•    Suitable for use in Class II; Division II; Groups F & G
•    Suitable for use in Class III; Division II

Each ArlynGuard scale is equipped with one or more of:

•    Model MKE-5-IS(-C) Digital Weight Indicator System
•    Load Cell Models 620-300-IS, 620-100-IS, 620-50-IS, 620-25-IS, 620-10-IS, 520-10000L-IS, 520-5000L-IS, 520-5000IS, 520-2500-IS, 520-1250-IS, 320-500-IS and 320-250-IS

which are FM Approved components as per Approval Standard 3600, 3610, 3611 and 3810.

The Class I and II designations cover the Groupings from A to G. Included in these allowed classifications are materials such as Acetylene, Hydrogen, Butadiene, Ethylene Oxide, Propylene Oxide, Acrolein, Methyl Ether, Cyclopropane, Acetone, Butane, Ethanol, Gasoline, Toluene, Benzene, Propane, Metal dusts, Asphalt, Charcoal, Coal Tar and Petroleum dusts, Alfalfa Meal, Wheat Flour, Cellulose Acetate and Sulfur.The Class III groupings cover Rayon, Cotton, Sisal, Hemp, Jute, and Spanish moss.The wide assortment of materials that must be handled with care and consideration due to their combustible nature have dictated the stipulations that are inherent in our ArlynGuard Series.

The ArlynGuard Series scales are made for the wide variety of explosive environments that are inherent with the biotech and pharmaceutical industries. To discuss the specifications of your specific operations with an expert who can guide you to the certified scale that best suits your needs, please contact us today. Use our convenient online form at www.ArlynScales.com or call (800) 645-4301.