Product News: Test & Measuring Instruments

IBC Tote Scale integrates 360 gal spill containment capacity.

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August 27, 2014 - Intended for industrial and chemical process industries, Model 4042-63 IBC-WE™ weighs and stores IBC tanks up to 52 x 52 x 61 in. with accuracy to within 0.1%–0.5%. Weatherproof polyethylene enclosure provides safe and secure protection of outdoor-stored totes and prevents unauthorized access to them. With 0–8,500 lb gross weighing capacity, corrosion-resistant scale features 4-load cell design that enables IBC totes to be placed anywhere on containment platform without requiring leveling.

Scaletron Industries, Ltd.

P.O. Box 365, Plumsteadville, PA, 18949, USA

Original Press Release

IBC Tote Enclosure with Built-In Scale and Spill Containment Basin - Weighs/Protects Outdoor IBC Totes

Press release date: August 21, 2014

Scaletron Industries, Ltd., a manufacturer of corrosion resistant digital and mechanical scales, has introduced the Model 4042-63 IBC-WE™ IBC Spill Containment Scale with Weatherproof Enclosure for use in the industrial and chemical process industries. The scale accuracy is to within 0.1% to 0.5% and the enclosure provides safe, secure protection of outdoor-stored IBC totes. The EPA compliant unit also prevents unauthorized access to the IBC tote.

The Model 4042-63 IBC-WE™ scale weighs and stores an IBC tank with maximum dimensions of 52″ x 52″ x 61″. The enclosure meets EPA Container Storage Regulation 40 CFR 264.175 and Storm Water Management Regulations – NPDES, 40 CFR 122.26. Additionally, the Scaletron scale meets secondary spill containment requirements as established by the EPA, OSHA, and other agencies with a spill containment basin capable of holding up to 360 gallons.

“This unit has been designed with maximum corrosion resistance and was specifically built for outdoor use.” said Edward Dougherty, president of Scaletron Industries, LTD. “The enclosure will handle large IBCs and with its rugged design will withstand most weather conditions.” Dougherty said that the enclosure is made from a durable weatherproof polyethylene which eliminates the potential for rust and corrosion.

A four load cell design enables IBC totes to be placed anywhere on the containment platform without requiring platform leveling. Load cells are mounted outside of spill containment basin to eliminate damage due to chemical spills and splashes which are safely contained in the basin. To safeguard scale electronics against splash and spill damage, the indicator and all components are housed in a NEMA 4X, UL approved enclosure to provide protection from corrosive chemicals.

Gross weighing capacity is 0-8500 lbs. (3855 kgs). An LCD readout accurately displays net weight of the IBC content. Output signal is 4-20 mA — scale or loop powered — and the standard indicator is a 3-1/2 digit display designed with easy readability to 1 lb. (kg), 0.1lb (kg). Additionally, three other indicator options are available: a 4-1/2 digit display with 4-20 mA output — scale or loop powered — and two low level REED relay contacts; a 5 digit display (Model 1020) with loop powered 4-20 mA output and two adjustable set points per channel (2 channels); and a 6 digit alphanumeric display (Model 1099) especially designed for use in the chemical processing industry. Each indicator box may be mounted up to 200 feet (61 meters) away. Both the 1020 and 1099 indicators are CSA approved in the USA and Canada.

Specialists in designing and manufacturing corrosion resistant scales for over 29+ years, Scaletron has designed the Model 4042-63 IBC-WE scale for use in harsh environments. The rugged steel construction of the scale base is protected by a corrosion resistant finish. The scale may be used for accurate weighing of a variety of materials including alum, ammonia, caustic, fluoride, phosphate, polymers, sodium aluminate, sodium bisulfate, sodium hydroxide, sodium hypochlorite and other liquids or powders.

About Scaletron Industries, Ltd.
Scaletron Industries, Ltd. is the industry leader in corrosion resistant scales for use in the harsh environments of the municipal drinking water, waste water treatment and industrial process water treatment industries. Scaletron offers a full line of mechanical and electronic scales including cylinder, ton cylinder, drum, tank, platform, and spill containment scales. Scales are designed for weighing corrosive chemicals including powders, liquids, and liquefied gases. Scaletron offers a full, 5 year warranty on all products.

For more information including features, literature, drawings, OEM manuals, and bid specifications please visit www.scaletronscales.com/2308cs.html or call Scaletron Industries at 215-766-2670.

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