Product News: Test & Measuring Instruments
Weigh Module supports up to 100 tons in harsh environments.
Press Release Summary:
February 12, 2013 - Applicable even in harsh environments and classified hazardous areas, PinMount enables manufacturers to safely convert such structures as large tanks, vessels, and silos into high-capacity scales. Weigh module models offer capacities from 7.5–100 tons and facilitate integration via design. Unaffected by lateral movement and thermal expansion conditions, modules incorporate self-aligning rocker-style load cells, dual anti-lift devices, vertical downstops, and SafeLock safety features.
Mettler-Toledo International Inc.
Im Langacher, Zurich, Switzerland, Greifensee, 8606, Switzerland
Original Press Release
METTLER TOLEDO Introduces Weigh Module for Safe Weighing to 100 Tons
Press release date: February 8, 2013
Weighing large tanks, vessels and silos presents safety challenges, and weigh modules can be difficult to install, which takes unnecessary time and adds costs. METTLER TOLEDO has introduced a new PinMount weigh module that offers manufacturers an opportunity to easily and safely convert such structures into high-capacity scales, even in harsh environments and classified hazardous areas. The models in the PinMount weigh module family weigh from 7.5 to 100 tons.
It is a more valuable use of time for machine and instrument builders to focus their engineering efforts on developing core technologies, not on integrating components from suppliers. PinMount weigh modules are easy to integrate onto existing structures and provide important SafeLock safety features, which make installation fool-proof. Those features simplify installation of tank, silo and conveyor scales, and can prevent accidents and ensure efficient installation. Installing these weigh modules right the first time means more uptime and therefore greater profit.
When manufacturers measure expensive raw materials, accuracy matters. However, it can be difficult for manufacturers to obtain accurate readings on tanks due to lateral movement and thermal expansion. Those conditions do not affect the PinMount's performance because its design incorporates self-aligning rocker-style load cells, ensuring accuracy in an array of industrial applications.
Environmental conditions, such as wind forces and seismic activity, and even accidental contact can cause tanks, vessels and silos to tip over, costing manufacturers money and presenting a safety hazard. The PinMount's dual anti-lift devices and vertical downstops prevent damage due to environmental forces and component failure, protecting profits and lives.
Flexible placement, efficient mounting and calibration without weights makes installation of weigh modules to the large vessels safe, economical and easy.
To learn more about the PinMount weigh module family, visit http://us.mt.com/us/en/home/products/Industrial_Weighing_Solutions/load_cells_and_weigh_modules/weigh_modules_compression/Pinmount_Weigh_Modules.html?crel=ePR_PP_EN
About Mettler Toledo:
METTLER TOLEDO specializes in the area of precision instruments for professional use. METTLER TOLEDO laboratory instruments are used in research, scientific, drug discovery, and quality control labs, amongst many others in the pharmaceutical, chemical, food and cosmetics industries. METTLER TOLEDO comprehensive industrial solutions cover the various steps in a host of manufacturing processes at many of the same customers that laboratory serves. Solutions range from receiving raw materials through various manufacturing processes, in-line process control and end-of-line packaging control, to logistics and shipping. Increasingly, these solutions are fully integrated into the customer's IT environment, helping automate their workflows. In food retail, our offering for fresh food management ranges from receiving and pre-packaging, to in-store solutions for self-service departments, deli counters, and checkout terminals.
Mettler-Toledo International Inc.
Im Langacher, Zip Code 8606
E-Mail : ePublicRelations@mt.com
Phone : 44-944 33 85
Website : www.mt.com