The first digit indicates level of protection against ingress of solid foreign objects. In our example, "6" means; totally protected against ingress of dust. The second digit indicates level of protection against harmful ingress of water. A value of "5" means; protected against low pressure jets of water from all directions.
The design of the ALS Compact Class range of labellers (ALS 104, ALS 204 and ALS 206), with their solid die-cast aluminium casings, stainless steel components and M12 connectors, lends them easily to upgrading to the IP65 rating, with a low-cost "kit" that seals the casing and protects all electrical connections. Coupled with flexible mounting options for easy line integration, fast dispensing speeds and reliable operation, makes them very attractive machines.
For a great, well-written, guide to understanding the IP standard, we recommend you download the excellent publication from BEAMA, "Guide To The IP Codes For Enclosures", available here: http://www.als-eu.com/downloads/files/IP-Codes.pdf
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