Affordable, Convenient Explosion-Protected Compact Balances Are Finally Here

A&D's first internationally certified, intrinsically safe balances are compact, lightweight and extremely affordable, bringing ease and security to anyone who needs to perform precise weight measurement in potentially explosive atmospheres.
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TOKYO, Japan - Dec. 10, 2015 - PRLog -- A&D Company, Limited, a multinational manufacturer of measuring equipment for laboratory and industrial use, is thrilled to announce the launch of their first-ever internationally certified explosion-protected product: EK-EP series of intrinsically safe compact balances.

The EK-EP series realizes highly precise weight measurement (resolution: 1/12,000 - 1/30,000) in potentially explosive environments by limiting its energy to a level insufficient to cause sparks or heat that can ignite flammable gases or vapors. Users can bring the balance without any worry to locations where ignitable concentrations of flammable gases, vapors or liquids are present continuously or for long periods of time under normal operating conditions (i.e. Zone 0, or Division 1 in the US).

Compact, lightweight and inexpensive

Whilst products of this sort are generally considered high value-added and are accordingly expensive, A&D have chosen the strategy to make theirs more accessible and handy for a wider public, both in terms of price and usability of the product itself.

First of all, the intrinsically safe construction, battery operation and materials used all render the balance highly portable and extremely affordable while achieving excellent explosion protection. The battery-operated (life approx. 250 hours, with backlight off), self-contained device makes it unnecessary to secure power from a safe area via a safety barrier. (Please note that the EK-EP series is to be used only with the designated batteries.)

To avoid wasting power, the display switches off automatically when the balance is inactive and displaying zero for 5 minutes. Also, the balance displays the remaining battery level so that the user can prevent the batteries from running out unexpectedly while in use.

Various functions that make weighing tasks easy

The counting mode lets the user count a number of small pieces of the same mass value quickly, effortlessly and precisely. Further, the Automatic Counting Accuracy Improvement (ACAI) function recalculates the average unit weight each time a sample is added to minimize counting errors caused by variations in unit weight. In percent mode, the weight value can be displayed as a percentage of a reference mass, which is useful for target weighing or checking the sample variation. The comparator function makes it faster and more accurate to compare weight (or pcs or %) values by setting upper/lower limit values to display HI, OK or LO indicators. It can reduce such errors as overfilling in packing applications, etc.

It is easy to select from and switch between 12 units of measure: gram, ounce, pound, troy ounce, metric carat, momme, pennyweight, grain, Newton, pcs (counting mode), and % (percent mode), in addition to specific gravity. Either tael or tola can be added upon request. The clearly-visible, LCD display (16 mm character height) has the aid of a backlight, which makes the weighing results easy to read even in a dimly-lit area.

Three models of different capacities and readabilities are available for the EK-EP series; namely, EK-300EP (300 g × 0.01 g), EK-3000EP (3000 g × 0.1 g) and EK-12KEP (12 kg × 1 g). They all come standard with a hygienic and chemically resistant stainless steel (SUS304) weighing pan.

Additional details can be found on the A&D website at

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A&D Company, Limited, headquartered in Tokyo, takes advantage of their world-class analog and digital signal processing technologies to produce a diverse array of laboratory and industrial measuring equipment. In particular, they are known as Japan’s top manufacturer of electronic weighing instruments ranging from ultrasensitive micro analytical balances to scales of several tons of capacity. Their innovations are always aimed at providing users with high practical utility and high value for the price. To find further information on A&D, visit

Mr. Michihito Matsuura
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