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ATEX approval for Lock's metal detectors.

Following a comprehensive testing and auditing process, the Vertical Fall metal detector from Lock Inspection Systems has been awarded ATEX approval. Lock is believed to be the first UK metal detection manufacturer to comply with the new Directive 94/9/EC on explosion protection. Food manufacturers facing mounting pressure to comply with the regulations can now turn to Lock for inspection solutions for all incoming bulk materials. The Directive, adopted by the European Union (EU), covers equipment which may be used in potentially explosive atmospheres created by the presence of dusts or gases.

Potentially explosive conditions are common in the many areas of the food industry, especially in bakeries and snack production plants where airborne dust from materials such as flour, cocoa, rice and grains.

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Publication:Food Trade Review
Date:Sep 1, 2005
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