We operate in the niche area of Process Weighing – not exclusively, but to a large extent due to the expertise and experience needed to properly address the specific weighing activities within a manufacturer’s internal production operations. This detailed knowledge and appreciation of these processes (as well the environment in which they operate) ultimately governs the success of any installed weighing system.
Some typical examples of systems where the Process Weighing Solutions we provide play a vital role, are: –
Especially within the Chemical and Pharmaceutical industries where Load Cells are used extensively to obtain an accurate measurement of ‘reaction’ vessels.
This is widely considered to be one of the most challenging weighing applications due to: –
• The probability of there being a very heavy – high ‘deadweight’ vessel (glass-lined perhaps)
• The presence of large agitator motors and drives
• The extent of connecting pipework for product feed, condensers etc.
• The need to consider support steelwork
• The relatively small nature of ingredient additions to each batch
Whilst these systems certainly aren’t easy, they are not impossible either – particularly with the right weighing partner on board (Weigh Sol of course!)
Mixing Vessels and Blending Tanks
Many (or, in fact, most) manufacturing sectors – especially Food & Beverage, Speciality Chemical, Pharmaceutical, Personal & Health Care, Coatings and Aggregates – mix and blend ingredients in vessels and tanks to make up a recipe of their desired end-product. Accurate and reliable In-Process Weighing in such applications is a must.
Bulk Storage Tanks and Silos
indoor and outdoor bulk storage tanks and silos for “mass balance” stock-level purposes. Weigh-hoppers and bins for the reliable measurement of powders and other solids
As process vessel weighing systems involve the physical connection to the outside world. Factors such as pipework and support steelwork will need to be properly addressed.
This “world” that Weigh Sol inhabits most days presents a daunting – and more often than not, impossible – challenge to most weighing providers. There are also the added production pressures of access and downtime that we are used to.
Weigh-hoppers and Bins
Load Cells are commonly used in the reliable measurement of powders and other solids where alternative measurement technologies may fail for various reasons, including the lie of the land inside (‘angle of repose’), the inherent nature and characteristics of the material itself, the preference for a non-contact method, etc.
Process Platform Weigh-Scales
Where the container of product to be measured is moved from one position to another, such as in the case of IBCs or pallets (rather than fixed in position as in the previous cases), there may not be the same requirement to consider ‘real world’ structural and process connections.
Regardless of this, this category of weighing is just as vital for all of the applications mentioned and a well-engineered solution is essential, ensuring that the design of the Weigh-scale Equipment suits the particular working environment as well as the measuring requirements of the process itself.