Accuweigh Load Cells, Industrial Scales and Weighing Systems’ Adelaide branch recently fitted load cells to a weigh hopper for Axxton Pavers in Greenfields, South Australia. The weigh hopper upgrade was required to replace the existing hydraulic weighing system fitted to the weigh hopper that was not accurate.
The load cells were fitted to the weigh hopper which is mounted on rails and then positioned sequentially under the various material feed bins. The feed bin gates are manually opened until the required weight is registered in the weigh hopper before the weigh hopper is moved to the next feed bin.
A Rinstrum R310 digital weight indicator is fitted to the side of the weigh hopper to power the load cells and to display the weight of material in the weigh hopper to the operator. The Rinstrum R310 digital weight indicator is fitted with an internal battery to eliminate the need for power cables to be run the entire length of the rails supporting the weight hopper.
Four Gedge GK2106 load cells of 1000kg capacity provide overload capacity and durability to cope with the knocks and bumps the mobile weigh hopper can receive in this industrial weighing application.