Pre-release evaluation units are now available for a high-performance Atex amplifier for use in Hazardous Zones 0, 1 and 2. The ALA5 Atex-approved strain gauge/load cell amplifier is intrinsically safe to EN 60079-11 and provides a two-wire, 4-20mA current loop output.
Mantracourt says that this high-performance amplifier can also be used with pressure and torque transducers. It can be connected to Atex-approved equipment within the hazardous zone or to non-approved equipment outside the hazardous zone, provided that a suitable barrier is used.
Designed for fitting in-line to strain gauge-based sensors, the amplifier is housed within a stainless steel, IP67, NEMA 4, EMC-protected enclosure and is supplied with 1m strain gauge cable and 5m output cable.
An OEM option is available for customers wishing to embed the Atex amplifier within the sensor.
For more information, visit www.mantracourt.co.uk