Straightpoint’s expanded range of ATEX Load Measuring products for working in hazardous environments conform to the new directive, 2014/34/EU which became effective on the 20th April 2016, updating the previous directive 94/9/EC.
This force measurement, load monitoring and suspended weighing load cell equipment manufacturer, launched an ATEX and IECEx version of its most popular product, the Radiolink Plus wireless load cell, which met Zone 0, 1 and 2 hazardous area classification.
As a result the ATEX version of the wireless Handheld Plus followed, while other wireless products including compression cells, shackle cells, load pins and the Running Line Dynamometer (or TIMH), part of the manufacturer’s tension in motion range, are also in accordance with the new 2014/34/EU directive.
Furthermore they all boast classification in the three zones, which include “0” (an area in which an explosive gas atmosphere is present continuously or for long periods) which is unprecedented in wireless below-the-hook force measurement technology.
The criteria of ATEX and IECEx are broadly similar, although the former is widely accepted throughout Europe, while the latter is required in many other global markets.
The ATEX version of the load cell and wireless handheld unit contains several safety components that permit its use in Zone 0 environments.
A separate storage area has been created at Straightpoint’s Havant, UK headquarters and all production personnel have been specially trained in the assembly of the explosion proof units.
Above all these ATEX and IECEx Load Monitoring Instruments have been stringently tested and certification issued by Sira, a key driver of the ATEX and IECEx certification movement.
ATEX load cell products available
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