Braby, one of the UK's leading manufacturers of ATEX compliant aluminium and stainless steel silos have launched Vacatex™; their first standard, low cost, fully ATEX compliant vacuum transfer and batch weighing package for the food industry. The unique Vacatex™ system meets the DSEAR and ATEX 137 regulations for fire and explosion prevention in the workplace, and is particularly aimed at the food production industry.
Sales and Marketing Director, Paul Mayer said: “Installing new equipment and ensuring it is ATEX compliant is a major concern for the food industry, but for many small to medium companies cost can be a big issue. The Vacatex™ storage and handling system not only provides a cost effective solution, but enables those companies to become ATEX compliant more easily.”
By producing Vacatex™ as an 'off-the-shelf' solution for replacing non-ATEX compliant machinery, Braby aims to serve those in the food industry who cannot necessarily afford expensive bespoke bulk handling packages.
The Vacatex™ system has been fully designed and project managed by Braby's in-house team of experts, and has already received advanced orders. The system meets ATEX design criterion, which includes a full design study, risk assessment and HAZOP technical file identifying risk and solution. Some of the areas which are included are: shock pressure, operating pressure, a vent area and calculated design stress. An EC declaration accompanies the equipment.
Braby have been designing and manufacturing aluminium and stainless style silos for over 40 years and deliver their products worldwide from their Bristol based manufacturing facility.
• Braby has its own registered quality system and provides documentation detailing full design calculations, maintenance requirements and a certificate of ATEX conformity.