Bin, Tank and Hopper Scales
Turn your bins, tanks, hoppers and conveyors into scales.
Are you tired of paying for excess handling of materials, of watching loads hauled from storage bins to distant scales, of inaccurate inventories due to questionable measurement by volume? Is an automated batching system part of your future plans?
Save steps, time and money by converting your existing bins, tanks or hoppers into accurate, dependable weighing systems with Avery Weigh-Tronix Weigh Bars and instrumentation.
Wide selection of Weigh Bars Avery Weigh-Tronix weighing systems come in sealable (Class III, 5,000d) and non-sealable (0.25% accuracy) versions with capacities from 125 to 200,000 pounds. Avery Weigh-Tronix offers Weigh Bars for both base-mounted and suspended installations.
Although epoxy paint offers corrosion protection and long life to the Weigh Bars, Avery Weigh-Tronix offers stainless steel versions for specialized food and chemical applications.
Fast, inexpensive installation
The Avery Weigh-Tronix bulk weighing systems can be installed quickly and easily, with minimum disruption of your normal business. There are no stay rods to install, no moving parts to adjust or balance.
Remote weight indication
The digital weight indicator can be installed anywhere you want it, at the weighing site or at a supervisory station up to 400 feet away. In addition, accessory remote displays with large, 4-inch or 6-inch high digits are available.
Minimal servicing costs
Because the system is all electronic, with no shock-sensitive check rods or delicate moving parts to keep adjusted, maintenance is kept to a minimum. This saves you money, not only in service charges, but also in system downtime.
Multiple bin weighing
Optional selector boxes make it possible to monitor several bins, one at a time, with a single indicator.
Relays operate gates or valves, automatically
The Avery Weigh-Tronix bulk weighing system can be expanded with optional setpoints. These enable the basic system to control loading or unloading of containers with relays that are activated whenever preset weight readings are reached.
A simple system
A Weigh Bar weight sensor is placed under each leg of the container (or at each suspension point for a hanging installation). As weight is placed on the Weigh Bar, the electrical current running through the bar is changed. The altered current from each Weigh Bar is brought to and combined at a junction box. From here it is carried by an interface cable to the indicator which converts the current to a digital weight display.In addition to displaying weight, the indicator can also send signals that operate a variety of access-ories. As many as l2 Weigh Bars can be used in a system with the standard Wl-l27 or Wl-130 indicator.
The Avery Weigh-Tronix Automated Bulk Weighing System and all optional and accessory equipment are warranted to be free from defects in material and factory workmanship for 24 months. (Other manufacturers offer only a 3 to l 2-month warranty.) A warranty certificate accompanies each product.
The Weigh Bar Principle
-Heart of the system
The Weigh Bar is a fully electronic method of weighing loads. A steelbar, fixed at one end, bends while electrical current is run through strain gauges fixed on the top and bottom of the bar. The change in current is translated by the indicator into a weight reading.Another important characteristic of the Weigh Bar is that it is designed so that it cancels out the effects of side, end and torsion loads. And, because it is a solid steel bar and the strain gauges are protected by potting compound and a steel “can,” the Weigh Bar is tough and reliable as well as extremely accurate.
Remote displays – Provide highly visible, 4″ or 6″ high numerals of digital readout at any location.
Printers – Pair a ticket or tape printer with Avery Weigh-Tronix Indicators (Gross, Tare, Net version) and use the multiple memory channels to store weight information, and print out totals, subtotals, I.D. numbers, time, and date.
Junction boxes – Sum weight readings from more than one Weigh Bar and transfer this to a weight indicator.
Environmental protection – In the case of harsh environments, stainless steel covers or neoprene boots to protect the Weigh Bars are available for some models