Loma Systems has been awarded Atex21 compliance for its IQ³ metal detector head which is used in potentially explosive atmospheres.
The certification is available with the detector head as a complete system, or as a retrofit via the company’s network of OEM partners.
Explosive hazards can be found in milling plants, bakeries, snack factories and powder processing units contain airborne dust from materials such as flour, cocoa, rice, and grains.
David Phillips, R&D manager at Loma Systems, said: “This development has been driven by customers looking to increase efficiency whilst eliminating risk in the workplace, and the results reflect our absolute commitment to operator safety.
“After a long and challenging process, we can now offer high levels of detection performance within a Zone 21 environment, ensuring product integrity across a wide range of food and pharmaceutical products”.
The IQ³ metal detector uses variable frequency technology, which allows the operator to auto-select the correct frequency, and an ‘Automatic Product Learn’ system which enables it to calibrate and retain the characteristics and settings for up to 100 product lines.