Weigh as You Convey
Conveyor belt scales can help operators keep track of aggregate production before it hits loadout.
By Kerry Clines, Senior Editor
Continuous flow rates
Schenck Process says its BEMP single-idler belt scale combines quality, performance, and affordability in a modular package. The scale mounts to the conveyor frame using only four bolts. It utilizes two NTEP-approved single-point load cells with rated capacities up to 660 pounds and the INTECONT Satus Integrator, making accuracies of +/- 1 percent possible.
Schenck Process | www.schenckamericas.com
Superior says its belt scale is designed with two independent load cells to achieve and transmit greater accuracy. The scale is available in two models — WB Scale and HD Scale. The WB (wide belt) delivers +/- 1-percent accuracy readings and is suited for production up to 1,000 tons per hour. The HD (heavy duty) is designed around a continuous weigh bridge. It generates weight readings of +/- 0.5 percent and is recommended for production up to 3,000 tons per hour.
Superior Industries | www.superior-ind.com
Incorporates electronics, modular design
Tecweigh says its HY15 hybrid belt scale was designed to incorporate the company’s electronics package with the less-costly modular scale frame design. Featuring two NTEP-approved strain-gauge load cells, it incorporates one rigid mount and one flexible module, and offers a single-idler accuracy of 1/2 percent to 1 percent. The scale comes with a complete installation kit, mechanical overload protection, a signal conditioning enclosure, calibration weight brackets, a speed sensor, and a five-year warranty.
Tecweigh | Tecnetics Industries, Inc. | www.tecweigh.com
Reliable and versatile
Thermo Scientific says its belt conveyor scales provide reliable performance and versatility. Available in four different models with accuracies ranging from +/- 1 percent to +/- 1/8 percent, the scales incorporate a speed sensor and the Micro-Tech 9101 belt scale integrator to monitor production output and inventory or regulate product loadout.
Thermo Scientific | www.thermoscientific.com/bulkweighing
The Asgco Weigh Belt Scale’s modular design allows for installation on various belt widths. The company says the scale typically takes less than two hours to install and start up, and is virtually maintenance-free. Its low profile is said to minimize build-up areas where dust and dirt accumulate.
Asgco | www.asgco.com
Delivers real-time data
Rice Lake says its BCI belt scale features an innovative integrator that handles everything from simple inventory reporting to automated load out. The scale is capable of delivering real-time statistical data through a variety of wired, fiber optic, and wireless network options. Its robust processing power and expanded networking capabilities enable the integrator to easily communicate with printers, PCs, remote displays, ERP systems, PLCs, and other peripheral equipment.
Rice Lake Weighing Systems | www.ricelake.com