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09.07.2018 Capacitive digital load cells with IECEx certification

Eilersen Electric, Kokkedal, Denmark, reports that all its new modules and load cells are now IECEx certified. Where ATEX certification is a European standard, the IECEx certification is an international standard which allows the company to meet the most demanding requirements for equipment to be used in explosive areas. The new certification has significant advantages for Eilersen customers. Many countries operate under different standards, which means that Ex equipment must comply with the current standard in the specific country. With the new global IECEx certification, machine builders can safely use Eilersen weighing solutions internationally. Based on the IECEx approval, the new range of Eilersen digital load cells can be used in Ex zones 1, 2, 21 and 22. The foundation for the IECEx certification is the updated ISO: 9001:2015 approval, that Eilersen Electric achieved in 2017.

The company is now able to offer a series of digital load cells and modules that are IECEx certified for dynamic weighing, process weighing, filling, packaging and general weighing applications. The new range of Eilersen compression load cells, type CL and CM, are based on a patent-pending capacitive sensor design which provides high accuracies and a very high tolerance of up to 1000% overload and sideload. The CL and CM range of load cells were developed for use in primarily food, pharma and biotech installations but can be used in general industry to measure compression loads or forces.

The new load cells can be supplied with a range of weighing modules with the most common fieldbus interface options such as PROFINET, Profibus DP, EtherNet IP, EtherCAT and Modbus TCP. In addition, the new digital load cells can be supplied with a digital weighing terminal that include standard firmware for most weighing applications or customised firmware developed according to specific requirements.


Eilersen PROFINET weighing module with IECEx certificate

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