Slider-Bed Belt Scale Measures Light-to-Medium-duty Loads
Siemens Energy and Automation, Inc. unveils a slider-bed belt scale that measures light-to-medium-duty loads. The Milltronics Weighdeck 600, with IP67-rated protection, is suitable for flat-belt conveyors transporting dry products as well for Intralox-style belts conveying wet products. The system, which includes an integrator and a speed sensor, can also tally daily production totals
The belt scale offers several features including ease of installation and corrosion-resistant components that are robust, virtually maintenance-free and are especially suitable for aggressive environments and the hygienic processing of foodstuffs. The belt support bed is made of Ultra High Molecular Weight (UHMW) polyethelene and the scale is either available with nickel-plated alloy steel or hermetically sealed stainless steel load cells. Fitted with load cells of different size, the WD600 is suitable for universal use on flat slider belt conveyors from very low to medium loads.
The WD 600 weighbridge, together with a speed sensor and the BW100 or the BW500 integrator, forms an advanced weighing system. This system can be used to determine the instantaneous belt load and speed or to calculate the daily production total with a totalization accuracy of 0.5 -1.0 percent. Accuracy is maintained even with severe off-center belt loading due to electronic load cell balancing. The WD600 can also be used to control feed rates by varying the belt speed accordingly to demand.