Futek pancake load cells making beer better

Futek pancake load cells are used by commercial breweries to monitor the
contents of fermentation tanks throughout the brewing period.

A good beer is the result of high quality ingredients, great equipment
and an efficient process. In fact, the beer’s taste, colour and alcohol content
depend on the fermentation process during which the contents of fermentation
vessels need to be accurately gauged. This monitoring takes place using load
cells placed at the base of the tanks in breweries.

After the fermentation process concludes, the beer is drained from the
tank to continue to the packaging stage. When this occurs, a carefully siphoned
amount of liquid leaves the tank. This measurement is monitored using four
Futek LCF load cells and passed to a 2-4 channel summing junction box (IAC200).
The summing junction box averages the beer’s emptying rate from the tank and
streams the information to the USB520 external USB kit, which displays the data
on a PC using SENSIT test and measurement software.

The use of Futek’s pancake load cells and instrumentation to monitor the
tank’s contents throughout the brewing process will ensure the necessary
accuracy required to create the perfect beer.

Futek Advanced Sensor Technology, Inc. is represented in Australia and
New Zealand by Metromatics.

For further information, please visit the Metromatics
website www.metromatics.com.au or
call (07) 3868-4255.

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