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Jargon Buster - What does it all mean?
ATEX
ATmosphere-Explosibles - (french for Explosive Atmospheres) where an explosive atmosphere could be present, only Atex compliant equipment should be fitted. Definition - a mixture with air, under atmospheric conditions, of flammable substances in the form of gases, vapours, mists or dusts in which, after ignition has occurred, combustion spreads to the entire unburned mixture..
DUAL-RANGE
Where the scale is capable of weighing with two capacities. For example The first range can weigh from 0kg to 6kg by 1gram, then from 6kg to 25kg by 5g. Ideal where high precision & Trade Approval is required.
LOADCELL
Also known as a transducer, this is the component that gives either an analogue or digital signal back to the indicator. It is basically a wheatstone bridge and given an excitation voltage typically 10-15v and this then gives an output signal typically between 0 and 20mv.
NON-TRADE
Where a scale is deemed to be used for 'Internal Use Only', ie where goods are not sold on by weight.
TRADE-APPROVED
Legal For Trade Use - is the term where goods charged to a customer are based on weight. The scale will either have a small label adhered to the display denoting trade approval or a lead plug with a crown and date stamp. ProWeigh can test and re-approve Trade scales where necessary. The test is independently checked by Trading Standards to ensure accuracy and conformity. More information can be found at the National Institute of Standards & Technology Office of Weights and Measures.


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