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Weigh Module for Safe Weighing to 100 Tons


December 13, 2012
By Aggregates and Roadbuilding

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December 11, 2012, Columbus, Ohio – 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 100 Ton 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.

December 11, 2012, Columbus, Ohio – 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 100 Ton 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.

 

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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.