Thursday, November 3, 2016

IECEx and ATEX Certificate for Ring Torsion BM24R Load Cell from Zemic Europe



Zemic Europe B.V. (Netherlands) – Zemic Europe are proud to announce that they have been awarded the ATEX European approval for their Ring torsion loadcell BM24R (from 60kg-60t). Enabling the customers to use this load cell in explosive environments. Zemic Europe also achieved the IECEx certificate for the BM24R - an international certification (International electrotechnical commission for certification to standards relating to equipment for use in explosive atmospheres).

In order to achieve this, a sample of the Ex product has been independently tested and found to comply with the International Standards. It also highlights that Zemic Europe manufacturing site has been audited to verify that the company’s quality system meets IECEx requirements.

Zemic Europe’s BM24R stainless steel, IP 68 (hermetically sealed) load cell is suitable for high accuracy hoppers, platforms and pallet scales. It has an integrated static overload protection up to 13t. Due to its design and protection this is extremely suitable for the food industry.

With this new certification Zemic Europe’s customers will also be able to use the load cell in workplaces with explosive environments, where flammable substances are stored or used, for example, factories where flammable liquids are present or where flammable dusts are produced in the process.

Applications where the ATEX BM24R can be applied:

  • Process control
  • Bulk handling applications
  • Food weighing machines
  • Platform applications
  • Hoppers
  • Batch weighing
  • Silo applications
  • Belt scale applications
Zemic also have a complete series of mounting accessories available. The BM24R Tank-mount together with the BM24R product family up to 13t, provides a low profile weighing assembly.

The installation height for the capacities are:
  • 0.25t - 1t: 80 mm
  • 2t - 5t: 105 mm
  • 10t - 13t: 117 mm
The stainless steel design with rocker-pin load introduction guarantees long term reliability even in the harshest environments. The mount design tolerates controlled movements in all directions, it eliminates the need for check rods unless major load movement is anticipated. The design allows the load cell to be placed or replaced after installation of the mount.

For more information about the BM24R Load Cell from Zemic Europe click here.

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