Hoppers, also commonly referred to as tanks, silos or vessels and are used in many industries such as agriculture, processing plants & farming to name a few.
There are many benefits of adding a weigh system to your hopper. Whether it’s full, empty or somewhere in-between, you’ll easily know the levels. Weigh systems can have built in alarms and/or flashing lights to create awareness when the hopper reaches certain capacities.
Hopper Weigh Systems have up to 5 built in set points, which automatically turn on or off when it gets to a set weight.
Another benefit of adding a Weigh System is to have the ability to accurately weigh out set amounts, also known as subtractive weighing. This is optimal for situations such as remote fertilizer hoppers, convenient for a farmer as he can enter his required quantities and the correct amount will load into his truck.
Weigh systems improve record keeping. A PLC (Program Logic Controller) system controls the whole process. It’s basically a micro computer with advanced functions which can be programmed to do what you want. With built in advanced communication protocols such as profinet, ethernet and profibus you will be able to easily track inventory.