SOURCE: Vishay Precision Group

Vishay Precision Group

October 29, 2012 11:00 ET

VPG Launches Industry-First Embedded Load Cell Transmitter for Offshore Applications

MALVERN, PA--(Marketwire - Oct 29, 2012) - The BLH and Nobel Weighing Systems brands of Vishay Precision Group, Inc. (NYSE: VPG) announced today the release of LCAMP, a new embedded load cell transmitter for offshore applications.

The ATEX Ex ia IIC rated LCAMP transmitter is embedded in BLH and Nobel load cells. It is the industry's first such device that can be serviced and replaced in the field and that allows the transmitter and load cell to be replaced independently of each other without affecting system calibration. The unit output is two-wire 4 mA to 20 mA and supports HART protocol for calibration and system diagnostics of both the load cell and transmitter.

The LCAMP features a combined error rate of less than 1% of RO, NAMUR compliant error signaling, an input voltage range of 10.5 V to 42 V DC, and IP 68 ingress protection when mounted in a load cell.

The unit is operational within a second from power-on. Fully-redundant units as well as other customizations are available.

The LCAMP connects through an M12 connector or a fixed-cable connection and is specified for operating temperature range of −40°C to +70°C.

Further information about BLH and Nobel Weighing Systems products is available at

About VPG Process Weighing
VPG Process Weighing is comprised of the BLH and Nobel brands of Vishay Precision Group (VPG). VPG's expertise in the field and design capabilities provide a wide range of standard and custom-tailored products and solutions. We design and manufacture load cells, web tension blocks, instruments, hardware, software, and complete systems for weighing and force measurement.

About Vishay Precision Group
Vishay Precision Group (VPG) is an internationally recognized designer, manufacturer and marketer of: components based on its resistive foil technology; sensors; and sensor-based systems specializing in the growing markets of stress, force, weight, pressure, and current measurements. VPG is a market leader of Foil Technology Products, providing ongoing technology innovations in precision foil resistors and foil strain gages, which are the foundation of the Company's Force Sensors Products and its Weighing and Control Systems. The product portfolio consists of a variety of well-established brand names recognized for precision and quality in the marketplace. To learn more, visit VPG at

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