Weighing Systems Articles

  • Benefits of adding a weigh system to your hopper

    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 ...


    By PT Limited

  • Complete Weigh System for Food Process Weighing

    Food process weighing is made significantly easier with PT Limited’s Accupoint Weigh Module® in conjunction with the PT630 digital indicator. Pair together for an easy way to add a ...


    By PT Limited

  • Tank Weighing System for Vineyards

    Paired together, the PSB shear beam load cell and the PT200MB digital indicator is a popular tank weighing system. The weigh system is commonly used in New Zealand vineyards for tanks holding grapes before the crushing process begins.The Load CellThe PSB is a robust high accuracy nickel plated tool steel shear beam load cell.Sealed to IP67, it’s an ideal cell for tank, ...


    By PT Limited

  • Benefits of adding a Weigh System to your Hopper

    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 ...


    By PT Limited

  • Integrated Weighing System Guarantees Full Traceability At Gaskells

    Owners of the largest commercial recycling facility in Liverpool, Gaskells, have invested in an integrated bin-weighing and software system to track and record the weight of every collection providing complete transparency for its customers. Jonathan Gaskell, Managing Director, Gaskells said: “We pride ourselves on providing our customers with exact information on how much waste is being ...

  • How Will ISO 9001 Help Your Start-Up?

    While it is often viewed as a tool for larger, more established companies, ISO 9001 certification actually has an equal power to boost the performance of start-up ventures. Here’s how: Building desirability Proving experience and competence in today’s competitive marketplace can often be a struggle. With an increasing reliance on ...


    By QMS International Ltd

  • Rapid, gentle blending maximizes strength of powder metal parts

    Nestled in the heart of the powder metal capital of the world, Allegheny Blending Technologies (ABT) specializes in custom blending of ferrous and non-ferrous powder metals that are sold to molders of powder metal parts. These blends of iron powder and additives (copper, nickel, graphite, manganese sulfide and dry lubricants) play important roles in products and equipment. In the U.S. automotive ...

  • New weighing system reduces delays at world`s busiest single runway airport case study

    The installation of Avery Weigh-Tronix legal for trade weighing scales for checking hand luggage has reduced plane delays and allowed for a much-improved weighing experience at Gatwick Airport. Gatwick is the busiest single runway airport in the world handling 34 million passengers a year. It has ...


    By Avery Weigh-Tronix

  • Republic services’ high-volume landfill finds reliable truck weighing with Avery Weigh-Tronix heavy-duty scale

    Republic Services, Inc., is a waste management company with more than 200 transfer stations, nearly 200 landfills and 75 recycling centers located in 2,800 communities. Its Missoula, Montana landfill alone serves 250-300 trucks per day. Recently, the company had to find a replacement for its unreliable truck scale/weighbridge, one that could meet the landfill’s high-volume, heavy-duty ...


    By Avery Weigh-Tronix

  • Chemical industries - Products that shine

    Kiilto Oy (‘Shine’ in English) is an old and established chemical industry company south of Tampere, Finland. Kiilto was founded already in 1919 and has since then grown steadily to a middle-sized producer of glues and many other products for industrial and consumer applications. The total number of Kiilto products is close to a thousand. Kiilto also has expanded to foreign countries ...


    By Kopar Oy

  • Weigh batching: the benefits of an automated system

    In many plants that batch-blend bulk products, weigh batching is a manual, time-consuming operation in which ingredients are weighed individually before being charged to a blender or other process vessel. A significant number of such plants could benefit from the installation of an automated weigh batching system. For small as well as large operations, an automated weigh batching system can pay ...


    By Flexicon Corporation

  • What is tare value?

    In your weighing system, the tare value is the numerical difference between gross weight and net weight. This article illustrates how tare values are used. The examples are described using modules from Hardy Instruments, a participating EncompassTM Product Partner in the Rockwell Automation PartnerNetwork. When the tare function is activated on the HI 1746WS, HI 1756WS, HI 1769WS, HI 1771WS, HI ...


    By Hardy Process Solutions

  • How often should you calibrate your scales?

    Weighing plays an integral part in a wide variety of industrial processes. A typical weighing system consists of a weight controller, a load sensor–based scale, and a programmable logic controller (PLC). To be reliable and accurate, weighing systems must be calibrated. But how often is enough? Old weighing systems included dials and pivots, springs, counterbalances, or levers, which ...


    By Hardy Process Solutions

  • Scale calibration techniques: which method is right for you?

    To achieve optimum performance of an electronic weighing system, accurate calibration of the system and correct selection of the load sensors, mount- ing hardware, and other installation assemblies are essential. During installation, the accuracy of the system may be affected by external factors such as restraints caused by the addition of process piping, surrounding equipment such as motors and ...


    By Hardy Process Solutions

  • Typical process weighing applications

    Process weighing relates to the weighing of a powder material as part of a production process. The technology includes continually monitoring a material in a silo, discharging material by weight or rate, or even weighing products on the move. This article gives an overview of most of the typical process weighing applications that are used in all sorts of industries: level or inventory measuring ...


    By Hardy Process Solutions

  • Measuring level by weight

    Measuring level or inventory by weight provides high accuracy. The weight is not affected by ingredients that foam or settle unevenly or by changes in density or the shape of the tank. Weight is weight, regardless of percent solids, bridging, rat-holing, or whether your ingredient is conductive or sound-absorbing. Because weighing is a noncontact method of measuring level, there is no chance of ...


    By Hardy Process Solutions

  • High performance weighing

    How many of us have thought about trying to get 200,000 miles out of that one sturdy car we just knew could do it if we took care of it well enough? It's not unheard of Now imagine getting 400,000 miles from that car. Crazy? Maybe. But that's the kind of per- formance manufacturers need — and are demanding — from their weigh- ing systems. And it's not so crazy. "Users are looking for ...


    By Hardy Process Solutions

  • Specification and calibration requirements for industrial scales in pharmaceutical applications

    Introduction Performance and accuracy of industrial scales in pharmaceutical applications are covered by current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs). Verification of proper operation of process scales is an important factor in finished product Quality Assurance (QA) programs. Incorrect weighing, additions of materials and components in validated processes of formulation, dispensing, and ...


    By Prime Technologies, Inc.

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