Load Cells for Hazardous Areas

Equipment and products operating in hazardous areas are required to meet stringent criteria. They must be ‘protected’ to avoid the possibility that they could become a source of ignition. Weighing systems are often an integral part of a process within the hazardous area and therefore must have suitable protection.

Thames Side Sensors, as a manufacturer and supplier of weighing equipment, complies with the ATEX 95 equipment directive 94/9/EC(also known as Article 100a and Article 95). We are a market leader in the design and manufacture of load cells for weighing in hazardous areas, having developed a range of load cells specifically designed for such demanding applications, for example chemical weighing.

  • All our ATEX approved load cells have certification to ATEX Ex ia IIC Hazardous AreasT6 for all gas zones 0, 1, 2 and all dust zones 20, 21, 22.
  • Several models have certification to ATEX Ex ta IIIC, allowing use in all dust zones 20, 21 and 22 without safety barriers.
  • Others have certification to ATEX Ex nAT6, allowing use in gas zone 2 without safety barriers.Hazardous Areas

Load Cells with Hazardous Area Approval

T66 Bending Beam

T66 (5-500kg)

  • Stainless steel
  • Fully welded and hermetically sealed
  • IP68, IP69k
  • OTML C3 approval
  • Durable polyurethane cable
  • 4 wire or 6 wire option
350i Shear Beam

350i (300-5000kg)

  • Stainless steel
  • Fully welded and hermetically sealed
  • IP68, IP69k
  • OTML C3 approval
  • ATEX
  • Durable polyurethane cable
650 S-type

650 (250-7500kg)

  • Stainless steel load cell
  • Tension or Compression use
  • Fully welded and hermetically sealed
  • IP68, IP69k
  • OTML C3 approval on most capacities
  • ATEX
  • Durable polyurethane cable
T95 Pendulum

T95 (2000-20,000kg))

  • For mixer/agitator, weigh-in-motion (WIM) and axle weighing applications
  • stainless steel load cell
  • OTML C3 up to 10,000kg
  • IP68/IP69k
  • ATEX and IECEx approval
VC3500 Double Shear Beam

VC3500 (2000-200,000kg)

  • stainless steel sensor
  • fully welded and hermetically sealed IP68/IP69k
  • High Accuracy
  • ATEX and IECEx approval
T34 column

T34 rocker column (10,000-1000,000kg)

  • stainless steel load cell, for weighbridges/truckscales and silo weighing
  • fully welded and hermetically sealed to IP68/IP69k
  • Calibrated in mV/V/Ohm
  • OIML C4 and NTEP approval to 60,000
  • ATEX
  • Durable polyurethane cable