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Simple & cost-effective vessel weighing

The VC3500 is a double ended shear beam stainless steel load cell, with a robust mounting accessory, which incorporates lift off prevention and jacking bolts* for routine maintenance and calibration.

Available in a range of capacities, from 5t to 200t, VC3500 load cells are especially suitable for high capacity silo, tank and vessel weighing.

  • Stainless steel double shear beam load sensor
  • Low profile
  • Integral lift off prevention
  • High durability PU mud & chemical resistant cable
  • Fully welded construction IP68 / IP69K
  • 5 year warranty
  • Allows vessel expansion / contraction
  • ATEX or IECEx certification for all zones
  • EN 1090 certification with CE marking available on selected versions

*Jacking bolts on cells up to 75t

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Technical specification

Load cell spec
Full Load Output
mV/V ± 0.25%
Excitation - Recommended
Excitation - Maximum
Safe Service Load
Ultimate Overload
Combined Error
< ± 0.03
< ± 0.015
Output at Zero Load
< ± 2.0
Input Resistance
Ω ± 20
Output Resistance
Ω ± 5
Operational Temperature Range
-50 to +80
Compensated Temperature Range
-10 to +40
Temperature Coefficient on Zero
< ± 0.002
%* / ˚C
Temperature Coefficient on Span
< ± 0.0012
%* / ˚C
Environmental Protection
IP68 / IP69K
Cable Length
Cable Material
MΩ @ 100V


*All percentages are related to Full Rated Load

VC3500 combined error


Does VC3500 have ATEX or IECEx certification?

The VC3500 range has a number of ATEX and IECEx certifications, several of which allow their use without safety barriers – resulting in significant cost savings;

Suitable for all dust and gas zones but requires safety barriers.
Code: II 1 GD, Ex ia IIC T6 Ga, Ex ia IIIC T70˚C Da
Safety parameters: Ui=30 V, Pi=1.3 W, Ci=2.4 nF, Li=8 μH

Suitable for all dust and gas zones but requires safety barriers.
Code: Ex ia IIC T6 Ga, Ex ia IIIC T70˚C Da
Safety parameters: Ui=30 V, Pi=1.3 W, Ci=2.4 nF, Li=8 μH

Suitable for Gas zone 2 only. No safety barriers are required. Refer to certificate for further details.
Code: II 3 G, Ex nA IIC T6 Gc, -20 °C ≤ Ta ≤ +60 °C
Safety parameters: Ui=30 V, Pi=1.3 W, Ci=2.4 nF, Li=8 μH

Suitable for all dust Zones: 20, 21 and 22. No safety barriers are required. Excitation voltage must be below 18V. Safe ambient temperature range is from -20°C to +60°C.
Code: II 1 D, Ex ta IIIC T80˚C Da IP6X, -20 °C ≤ Ta ≤ +60 °C
Safety parameters: Um=18 V

What capacities are available?

VC3500 capacity now includes 2,000KG, 5,000KG, 7,500KG, 10,000KG, 15,000KG, 20,000KG, 30,000KG, 50,000KG, 100,000KG, 150,000KG and 200,000KG.

Is this an OIML approved product?

This is not an OIML approved product, so instead of quoting resolution of 6,000d, we quote Combined Error < ± 0.03 % at full load.

Which industries are VC3500 commonly used in?

Common industries VC3500 are used in include cement, food, minerals, chemicals, plastics, pharmaceutical, paint, biomass and offshore, where large tanks or vessels are widely used.

How are VC3500 constructed?

For excellent accuracy and repeatability, each critical sensor element is manufactured from high tensile 17-4 PH stainless steel and form into a double ended shear beam that is fully welded and heat treated to give a high ultimate tensile strength. This heat treatment provides an extremely stable platform for the strain gauges. Each load cell is environmentally sealed by TIG welding stainless steel diaphragms in position. Together with a high quality cable gland, allows a 5 year warranty on the complete unit.

Is the VC3500 easy to maintain?

Built-in jacking bolts on VC3500 with capacities up to 75t allows for simple installation and routine maintenance. The lift-off protection on the complete VC3500 weighing assembly reduces the need in many cases for additional restraints.

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