5 Things to Consider in Order to Choose the Best Melaphone for Your Needs

There are many instances when two locations within a specific environment will need to be separated by a robust and yet transparent barrier. Two common examples include clean rooms and the partitions between the teller and the customer within a bank. The Melaphone system can streamline communications without sacrificing the integrity of this barrier. This is also why such a unit is often chosen to address situations when dust, germs or other contaminants need to be carefully controlled. Still, there are always some relevant variables to consider. Let us examine five key areas to address in order to make certain that you are choosing the correct configuration.

1. The Size of the Aperture

This unit is available in two different sizes (small circular and large circular). The dimensions chosen will primarily be concerned with your on-site requirements. For example, smaller apertures might be ideal within laboratories and other environments that are associated with brief period of communication or are concerned with pressure differences between two specific locations. Larger variants can be used when a higher degree of visibility is required (such as when an employee will be having regular contact with a customer). The large configuration is also able to maximise the amount of sound transmitted between two locations.

2. Walls as Opposed to Single-Glazed Surfaces

The installation of this device will slightly vary depending upon the underlying surface. Sold surfaces such as polycarbonate will require a single unit. When installing this unit into a single-glazed partition, be very careful not to damage the internal structure when separating the two halves. You might otherwise damage the membrane that transmits sound. However, double-glazed partitions and walls dictate that two Melaphones be employed; one on each side. Please refer to the instruction manual for more descriptive details of the installation process.

3. Internal Studs

There may be instances when wooden supports or studs are present within a wall. In this case, the device should be attached with the use of stud screws and dome nuts. This will provide a greater degree of stability while not sacrificing the integrity of a barrier between two different areas. Locking nuts (sometimes referred to as "locknuts") are also recommended for extra support.

4. Regular Maintenance Concerns

We should note that this unit is constructed of an impact-resistant polycarbonate guard that covers a sensitive internal diaphragm. This grille is highly resistant to the elements and will require minimal maintenance. However, there can be times when it needs to be disinfected or otherwise sterilised. In the event that the two halves of the device need to be removed, be careful not to damage the internal diaphragm (the portion which transmits sound between two locations). Only clean the Melaphone with approved solvents and solutions.

5. Corrosive Environments

There are certain conditions which may be associated with special concerns. One example can be an environment where corrosive gases such as ammonia, hydrogen chloride or chlorine are known to be present in significant quantities. The stainless-steel mesh guard cover may be compromised or damaged. It is wise to speak with a qualified on-site expert to determine whether or not additional layers of protection are required in order to guarantee the integrity of the aperture.

These are five variables which should be closely examined in order to determine the type of Melaphone that suits your needs. If you have additional questions or you require a price list, please feel free to download technical data sheets directly from our website. You can also contact us by telephone to learn more.