Digital Amplifier enables gravimetric warehouse monitoring.

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Providing digital measured value processing with long-term stable supply voltage for up to 4 analog load cells, VKIA405 enables monitoring of loads during operations and prevents any possibility of overloading in storage area. It is fitted with serial RS485 interface for integration with control and data processing system of warehouse. Featuring integrated off-center load compensation network, device eliminates need for additional wiring connection boxes for load cells.



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Digital Amplifier VKIA405 Guarantees Long-Term Stability in Gravimetric Warehouse Monitoring



Marlboro, MA - HBM has developed a digital amplifier VKIA405 that securely and permanently protects warehouse storage areas from overloading. The amplifier guarantees long-term stability of a storage system because it enables monitoring of loads during operations and prevents any possibility of over-loading in the storage area. Up to four analog load cells can be connected to the new amplifier.

Storage lifts and automatic warehouses require special considerations for measurement technology which aims to minimize maintenance downtime. Maintenance interrupts continuous operations such as the removal and storage of goods leading to high costs.

It is important that long-term stability is a main criterion in the selection of measurement and weighing technology for these applications. The VKIA enables digital measured value processing with long-term stable sup-ply voltage for the analog load cells. In addition, a HBM-tested off-center load compensation network is integrated in the VKIA405 which simplifies installation because no additional wiring connection boxes for the load cells are needed.

The VKIA405 is fitted with a serial RS485 interface. This ensures effective integration with the control and data processing system of a warehouse. A typical use of the VKIA405 is to integrate the amplifier and corresponding load cells at the charging station so they are part of the material flow. The VKIA405 is also highly suitable for simple weighing and monitoring tasks beyond legal-for-trade requirements.

Further information at http://www.hbm.com/weighing.

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