Interactive explanation of ATEX marking

Up-to-date ATEX markings help you to quickly and conveniently catch up on the various applications, protection concepts, equipment groups, and temperature classes of our ATEX load cells.

New ATEX Directive 2014/34/EU

After several years of preparatory work, the European Commission has now issued the new ATEX Directive 2014/34/EU – however, there are still open questions. In this article, our Product Manager Reiner Schrod gives his assessment of the new ATEX Directive:

The new ATEX Directive 2014/34/EU was published in April this year. It results in little change for manufacturers of explosion proof equipment, since

  • The essential safety and health requirements for explosion proof equipment remain unchanged
  • The conformity assessment procedures also remain unchanged
  • All harmonized EN600xx standards continue to be valid under the new directive.

What does 'making available on the market' mean?

Nevertheless, there still have been some changes. The new ATEX Directive places obligations on further economic operators, i.e. importers and distributors.
The term 'making available on the market' is explained in detail, stating that it involves more than just 'manufacturing' or 'placing on the market'. Besides manufacturers, the new definition refers to importers and distributors and also - which is essential - to those who, as operators, manufacture their own explosion proof equipment from components, assemblies or other self-manufactured or purchased component parts for their companies.
What is really new is that the ATEX Directive 2014/34/EU has expanded the group of operators (distributors, importers, manufacturers of their own products) in the corresponding field of application.

From EC to EU: Unchanged declaration of conformity

The fact that the EC declaration of conformity will be referred to as EU declaration of conformity and the EC type examination as EU type examination in future merely reflects an adaptation of European terminology in the context of the extensive NLF* project.
The guidelines for manufacturers of explosion proof products will remain applicable without major changes after April 20, 2016, since all certificates issued under the old ATEX Directive 94/9/EC continue to be valid.

* New legislative framework for marketing of products

Full protection with the ATEX measurement chain

HBM is always able to offer you the right certified ATEX load cell for working environments containing gas or dust. Furthermore, with our matched accessories you can configure a complete measurement chain for potentially explosive atmospheres according to the ATEX 95 norm.

The following HBM products are available in certified ATEX versions

The robust design and the noise insensitive 6-wire technique of the load cell make it fit for use in many different applications.
Ideal for platform scales, truck scales, and tank weighing, the RTN ring torsion load cell covers a large rated load range from 1t to 470t.
The Z7A Shear Beam Load Cell complies with OIML R60 regulations up to 1000 d and max. capacities from 500kg up to 10t.
C2 (kg / t)
Low profile stainless steel load cell
Analog canister load cell with maximum capacities from 20 t to 400 t. It has a robust design and a patented rotation stop.
For medium to heavy weights, the U2A load cell is an excellent choice for suspended tank weighing, as well as for band scales and metering / batching.
RSCC: S-Type Load Cell
Available with maximum capacities ranging from 50 kg to 5 t. S- Type load cell with the main field of application in gravimetrical level measurement.
PW10A single point load cell an all-rounder for weighing tasks: Robust, tried and tested HBM quality, available with a wide range of add-on options.
PW12C single pont load cell is an all-rounder for weighing tasks: Robust, tried and testes HBM quality, available with a range of add-on options.
PW16A single point load cell is an all-rounder for weighing tasks: Robust, tried and tested HBM quality, available with a range of add-on options.
Using PW22 you rely on the most innovative load cell for dynamic weighing worldwide. The facts spead for themselves.
PW15A can be integrated in scales that have to work reliably even in damp and aggressive environments for extended periods of time.
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