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Following recent changes to the European ATEX Directive 94/9/EC, HBM has announced that nearly all standard load cells are now available for various zone areas.

The ATEX Directive 94/9/EC outlines the requirements suppliers must meet to achieve compliance for their equipment and protective systems for use in hazardous areas. It applies to both electrical and mechanical equipment and covers potentially explosive areas below ground, on the surface and on offshore fixed facilities.

Under the ATEX regulations, hazardous areas are now divided into ‘zones’ relating to the likelihood of an explosive atmosphere existing.  Almost all standard load cells from HBM cover device groups I (for mining) and II (non mining) and are suitable for use in categories 1, 2 and 3, corresponding to zones 0, 1, 2 ,20, 21 and 22.  The range of C16 load cells from HBM is also certified to T6, meaning it meets the most stringent of temperature requirements.

As with other ranges available from HBM, the C16 series of load cells has also been awarded with the IECEx Certificate of Conformity, which covers equipment for use in explosive atmospheres.  This means that export outside the EU is possible.

Historically, strain gauge load cells were often treated as non-energy storing devices or ‘simple apparatus’ and use of such products in some hazardous area applications was accepted provided they were used with recognised zener barrier systems.  Due to this new legislation and a growing focus on liability and accountability, users of weighing systems in hazardous areas now insist on ATEX certified load cells, such as a range of standard load cells now available from HBM.

HBM UK Ltd

Our extensive range covers everything from strain gages via measuring transducers to analog and digital amplifiers. Since our amplifiers can be connected to a PC, measured values can be further processed and then meaningfully displayed with the aid of operator-friendly analysis software specifically designed for measurement technology.

Our extensive range covers everything from strain gages via measuring transducers to analog and digital amplifiers. Since our amplifiers can be connected to a PC, measured values can be further processed and then meaningfully displayed with the aid of operator-friendly analysis software specifically designed for measurement technology. Innovative new products in the field of transducer development, signal conditioning and software are witness to our competence and up-to-date product know-how.

In addition to these standard products, HBM also provides customized solutions for sensor technology and electronics as well as complete systems. Our products and solutions are used in all sectors of industry. Our subsidiary companies and over 60 branch offices and agencies worldwide are responsible for providing expert support for measurement technology solutions on site.

The “complete measuring chain from one supplier” approach has many advantages:
The complete measuring chain comes from HBM. This means that all components in a system are adapted to work with one another.
Just one point of contact for everything you need. This saves you both time and money.
Our long experience means we understand your needs. Practical solutions come naturally to us.

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