Thursday, 9 June 2011

Leading Role of Industrial Weighing Scales

Industries all over the world find the need for exactness in weighing the quantity of the things that they use. So, weighing scales play a leading role in the industry. There are a assortment of scales used in the industry depending on the type of industry and the applications that it is used for. The main thing that has to be noted is that the weighing scale is obtained from a trusted company that provides the best quality tackle which is legally certified for use in that particular industry.

Some of the scales that are worn in industries are bench scales, platform scales, cylinder scales, crane scales, laboratory scales and drum scales. The parts counting scale is also used. Each scale has a specific purpose in the industry. The reading can be seen in the digital indicator. All these are electronic scales and are the newest in technology. Precision weighing is necessary in industries and therefore care should be taken to get the best and the most apt weighing scale for that exacting work.

The main thing to be taken into account in industrial scales is that the tackle should be accurate in weighing, the capacity should be right and the resolution should be perfect. The next important thing is the interface, which helps the user to see the dimension indicated to them on the indicator. This helps them to get the exact in order that they are looking for.

All the electronic scales that are used by the industry usually have a platform on which the product can be kept for measuring. The bench scale and parts counting scale will usually be small and can be kept on a table or a platform. Platform scales and drum scales have a large capacity and used in large industries for measuring industrial products and by products. Floor scales can grip loads of about 2500 lbs. to 30,000 lbs. These floor scales also have a large platform. Their measurement is usually 3'by 3' up to 8' by 12'.

The data obtained by measuring is very significant in industrial uses. The technology used in the industrial scales is usually strain gage load cells. Today technology has enhanced and computer interface helps in various industrial processes. If there is an overload the measuring unit will be able to intellect it and give an alarm. In a chemical factory if a drum falls below a certain level a signal can be given. The scale can be viewed by other computers and the data can be monitored. This can also be done distantly if there is internet facility and thus people concerned can even handle data from other places, even if they are not there at the weighing spot.

The industrial scales should be tough and should be made of tough material. It should have overload protection. The LED display will point to the weight. There should be a constancy indicator, a low battery indicator, auto power off and also an AC adapter.

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