Precision instruments manufacturer Mettler Toledo has introduced a new System Handbook for the design and application of load cells and weigh modules for tanks, silos, vessels, hoppers and conveyors.
Developed as a guide specifically for engineers, designers and service people, the System Handbook discusses the fundamentals of designing, building and installing customised solutions.
Using the correct weighing technology is critical in achieving the required accuracy over the entire lifecycle of a tank, silo, vessel, hopper or conveyor weighing system. However, the design also has to factor in many mechanical issues such as foundation, beam deflections and piping, which have the potential to cause severe weighing errors as the structure is supporting weight that should be applied to the weigh modules.
With an aim to avoid these errors, Mettler Toledo’s System Handbook discusses the planning and installation of weighing systems while offering practical guidelines for engineers, designers and service people about design calculations, thermal effects, piping connections, design of support structures and calibration.
The guide also offers a comprehensive range of weigh modules, weight transmitters and terminals in various versions suitable for use in dry, wet or hazardous environments.