Weighing Platform Guide

Effects of Static Electricity on Analytical Weighing

This article deals with different criteria when selecting a scale for different static industrial weighing.

This article deals with different criteria when selecting a scale for different static industrial weighing. Industrial scales contribute sustainably to the logistics and process chain. Considering the wide range of different scales, finding a reliable solution that seamlessly integrates into an existing production process is crucial. Looking for this solution will involve both requirements on the equipment, like the weighing range, the resolution of the repeatability of results, and the physical characteristics like the material constituting the build of your scale. External factors like environmental conditions such as extreme temperature or process requirements also can place additional requirements on industrial scales. So that the scale could communicate continuously with other equipment, selecting the proper interface is essential. Read on for a helpful weighing platform guide!

Areas of Application for the Industrial Scale

This scale could be used to classify items based on pre-programmed user-defined criteria. Since every unit is checked, any over- or under-filled packages can be controlled centrally. For any process optimization, short and long-term production performance could be measured. Routine check-weighing procedures can seamlessly integrate into complex or straightforward Statistical Process Control systems. These can then be used to conduct data analysis effortlessly or adjust the filling heads during real-time weighing.

Batch weighing scales are designed with load cells, weighing platform, pipes, valves, electrical hardware, and process control software within an integrated control system. This system controls one or various feed systems, which can convey the different user-defined quantities of raw materials in a standard receiving vessel where the contents are mixed and made to react. As a rule, the receiving vessel is tared each time a new component is added. The system can also be set up to measure the weight loss within individual ingredient vessels. Batch weighing scales are supplied in automatic and manual versions. Some batch weighing systems can also control other parameters involved with the processes, such as heating, mixing, and cooling.

Picking the Materials for Construction

In easy terms, the scale can be classified into two basic categories: essential scales and scales subject to harsh environmental demands. Basic scales are created with standard materials, including plastic, aluminum alloy, and painted and galvanized carbon steel. Typically, these scales are used for weighing processes in different areas like logistics or warehouses, considering where the ambient conditions are drier, and hygiene and corrosion resistance aren’t important factors. In environments that usually require a high level of chemical compatibility, stainless steels or the AISI-304 and AISI-316 grades are some of the most commonly used materials.

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