The use of lifting jacks to raise a structure whilst installing load cells is now a thing of the past with the LeverMount weighing module from Thames Side Sensors.
This unique, patented design allows the weighing module to be attached to the structure during installation, with the load cell still in its packaging. Once the entire mechanical installation is complete and firmly fixed to the ground, the load cell can be added at the last moment (to avoid damage from any unexpected shocks during installation). Then the load cell is fastened down to the weighing module using an ordinary spanner/socket, which lifts the structure up so the load cell is now in the weighing position. This can even be done when the vessel is full during normal production, so processes would not have to stop when a load cell is changed.
The LeverMount weighing module is compatible with the T66 stainless steel bending beam load cell (as the LeverMount Lite) at capacities from 10kg to 200kg. For higher capacities, from 300kg to 5000kg, the LeverMount assembly is available with the Model 350i stainless steel shear beam load cell. Both of these load cells are OIML C3 approved, with IP68/IP69K protection and a high quality polyurethane cable that’s more resistant to chemical attack and impacts than ordinary black PVC cables. All of Thames Side’s load cells are individually tested and rationalised to ensure the highest levels of performance and reliability.
The weighing assembly features substantial lift-off protection and is tolerant of any misalignment in a steel structure. Its 3-point attachment to the ground provides high stability as well, without any need for shims.
The LeverMount has become the industry standard solution for small capacity hopper and tank weighing, even in food & pharmaceutical applications requiring all-stainless steel equipment that’s resistant to high-pressure wash down and steam cleaning. The lack of a screw jack for raising the weighing module eliminates any problems caused by threads being clogged with powder or dirt.
Friday 25th October 2013