Industrial Scales Warn Of Low Silo Capacities For Plastics Plant

Accuweigh’s Adelaide branch recently fitted industrial scales to four existing granulation silos at Pope’s Woodville plant in SA to automatically warn operators of potential product shortages.

To minimise project costs of the industrial scales, pairs of the original eight support legs were modified to share a common load point which was then mounted on a single 10t capacity industrial load cell to create very cost effective silo weighing systems.

In total, the industrial scales utilize four load cells for each silo for a working capacity of 30t per silo. The install also included restraining bolts being fitted to the loadcell hardware to prevent external forces such as wind from lifting the silos off the loadcells.

Each of the industrial scales is fitted with a Rinstrum R5000 digital weight indicator with high/low level alarms connected to external warning devices to alert the operators to low levels of raw products in the silos.

Accuweigh is Australia's largest industrial weighing company with branches in all mainland states that are capable of fitting industrial scales to most industrial applications to allow accurate product weighings to be achieved.