Efficient Silo Weighing: Salt Production

Efficient Silo Weighing: Salt Production

If you’d like to learn about weighing salt production, you have read the right article.

Salinen Austria AG, one of Europe’s top salt manufacturers, depends on Minebea Intec weighing technology to help renovate its dry salt tanks. Thanks to a beautiful digital interface, users have an excellent overview of weight values at all times, and the high-precision load cells can enable precise mixing for iodized salt. If you’d like to learn about weighing salt production, you have read the right article. Read on to learn more!

Crucial Facts

Salt has been mined in Hallstatt in Austria’s Salzkammergut area for over 7,000 years. Salinen Austria AG extracts a brine used for the evaporated salt production and any untreated rock salt at its mines within the Austrian Alps. The dry salt tanks, each with about 150 metric tonnes capacity, needed serious renovations.

Application and Products Utilized

Due to the size of each tank, eight load cells were used for each one. The ProfiNet interface could be used to view the weight value and the status at all times. The products used were:

  • A compression load cell.
  • MaxiFlexlock PR6001/01S/PR 6001/11S.
  • A cable junction box PR 6130/38SA.

Benefits for the Customer

There were multiple benefits for customers. These included professional consultation during the engineering phase with simple-to-use demo equipment and robust, compact, easy-to-operate and install. Excellent transparency in the batching and weighing process was another serious benefit, as well as durable precision weighing with high corrosion resistance. It was intense even when used in the most extreme types of conditions.

The Project Goal and Its Implementation

The Salzkammergut is the oldest region in the world where salt has been produced up to the present day. Salinen Austria AG extracts the brine used for evaporated salt production and any untreated rock salt at its locations in the Austrian Alps.

Focusing on Quality

Salinen Austria AG conducts plenty of comprehensive checks to guarantee that its products are some of the highest quality. The company boasts its accredited lab, which handles the whole analysis process from raw materials to finished products in line with the latest quality assurance standards. The company uses a traceability system to help ensure comprehensive auditing and supplier management. The safety of these products and the production methods are also checked per HACCP quality management principles to help guarantee the best potential quality. Salinen Austria is certified according to ISO 9001:2015, IFS, ISO 14001:2015, and GMP.


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