The precise Z6 bending beam load cell, developed by HBM in 1972, has been continuously optimized for decades. Z6 is based on the strain gauge technology. It is available in nine different versions with maximum capacities that range from 5 kg to 1 t. The load cell with the characteristic bellows has become a worldwide standard, with millions of load cells having been sold. It is employed in platform and conveyor scales for dosing and level measurement as well as in weighing modules that, for instance, are used for tank weighing applications. The metal bellows protects the load cell against the ingress of moisture. The Z6 load cell has been optimized for connection in parallel. An IECEx-ATEX-compliant explosion-proof version is also available.

D1, C3, C4, C5, and C6 accuracy classes according to OIML

Electro-polished stainless-steel measuring body

Different maximum capacities are available: 5 kg, 10 kg, 20 kg, 30 kg, 50 kg, 100 kg, 200 kg, 500 kg, and 1 t

Robust 6-wire configuration for compensation of resistance variations

IP68 (100 h, 1 m water column)

Metrological approvals: OIML, NTEP (USA), NMIA (Australia), Russia

Excellent off-center load behavior with a low sensitivity tolerance and output resistance

Hermetically sealed metal bellows

Explosion-proof versions are available (IECEx/ATEX, FM (USA), EAC)

EMC tested per EN 45501:2015

Cable lengths range from 3 to 20 meters

Load cells and mounting aids made of stainless steel

Cable can be cut to length owing to the 6-wire configuration