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/// PHARMWEIGH


Pharmweigh designs and manufacturers high quality livestock and agricultural weighing equipment.


COMPANY STANDARDS

Pharmweigh products are built to the highest possible standard.
One absolute & uncontroversial standard without compromise is Ingress Protection (IP Rating).

IP ( INGRESS PROTECTION ) RATING

The IP Rating number is an international standard which specifically defines the level of environmental protection required to seal and protect electronic equipment. The ratings refer to specific tests.

The IP number is made up of two components as follows : IPxx. The first number refers to the protection against solid objects, the second against liquids. The higher the number the better the protection.

IP PROTECTION NUMBER SUMMARY

FIRST NUMBER

  • 0 No protection
  • 4 Protected against solid objects up to 1mm (small tools and wires)
  • 5 Protected against dust, limited ingress (no harmful deposit)
  • 6 Totally protected against dust

SECOND NUMBER

  • 0 No protection
  • 4 Protection against water sprayed from all directions - limited ingress permitted 
  • 5 Protected against low pressure jets of water from all directions - limited ingress permitted 
  • 6 Protected against low pressure jets of water (use on shipdeck)-  limited ingress permitted 
  • 7 Protected against the effect of immersion between 15cm and 1m
  • 8 Protected against prolonged periods of immersion under pressure

Note that there is a third number commonly omitted which refers  to protection against mechanical impact.