Accuweigh’s Qld branch have recently completed the installation and commissioning of two sets of industrial silo scales at Boral’s new Pinkenbah plant in Qld. These industrial scales store the raw gypsum that is used in the manufacture of plastenboards by Boral.
The industrial scales are calibrated for weighing up to 60,000kg capacity in increments of 20kg, but the installation was not an easy one with the loadcells mounted 12 metres above ground and out of reach of the supplied cherry picker. Accuweigh's branch manager, Michael Clarke, volunteered to undertake the precarious task of negotiating the narrow framework after fitting himself with the required safety harnesses with his every move being closely monitored by his support crew (at ground level).
Flinec RC3 trade approved industrial load cells were used and mounted in restraining hardware with the weighing instrumentation performed by two Rinstrum R5000 digital weight indicators mounted in custom stainless steel protective housingd suitable for external use. The Rinstrum indictaors were also fitted with 4-20mA output cards to enable the host SCADA software complete control of the weighing process.
Boral Plasterboard manufacturer of plasterboard and related products and systems operates manufacturing plants in NSW, Victoria and Queensland and distributes their products through a network of specialised trade outlets and through major hardware chains.
Accuweigh, a well-known industrial weighing company in Australia have commissioned hundreds of industrial scale installations through a network of branches located in all mainland states.