Building Materials

Building Materials industry

The construction sector, a key driver of economic activity and a significant part of any national economy, is heavily dependent on the building materials industry. Vast amounts of various materials are used every day in constructing buildings of every sort and transportation infrastructure of all kinds.

The production of these materials involves the mining, quarrying and processing of raw materials on an enormous scale – producing for example gravel, sand and bitumen for road construction or aggregate, cement and additives for concrete production. Minebea Intec’s wide range of weighing equipment offers the robustness,  durability and IP protection needed for such applications, with heavy-duty truck scales, silo scales and conveyor belt weighing solutions, for example. Robust dosing, filling and metal detection equipment is also supplied. 

A reliable partner for quality control and process equipment for the building materials industry

Minebea Intec has many years of experience in the development and manufacturing of innovative production and quality assurance equipment for weighing and foreign body detection purposes. Much of this experience has been in building materials industry applications, where quality control plays a vital role in ensuring product quality while also maximising the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of production processes. As a reliable partner of building materials manufacturers around the world, Minebea Intec invests heavily and constantly in testing and certification in accordance with various national and international standards and regulations, such as

  • for Ex applications (explosion protection): ATEX/FM/CSA/IECEx/EAC
  • for calibration: OIML/NTEP
  • for ingress protection (IP): up to IP69k

Our products and solutions are developed to cover as much requirements of the building material industry as possible such as high resistance to corrosion as well as lightning protection. Our solutions offer IP protection, moisture, dust and temperature variations. Ease of use is also standard, and the use of batteries for flexible power supply, and versatile connectivity options are included as appropriate.
We are thus well prepared to meet the widely varying needs of building materials manufacturers, whatever their product or field of activity – and, of course, to provide the associated quality documentation that might be required for any application.

Applications of our products

Goods In

Checking of incoming materials
In a storage or in further processing process, ensuring that all materials that will be used in production are exactly delivered as ordered is the first step in production quality control. If not, the integrity of the entire manufacturing process is at risk before it begins, and the quality of the end product is already jeopardised.
Minebea Intec has everything needed to check incoming goods and stored materials for weight content and foreign bodies – efficiently, reliably and fully compliant with applicable quality and safety standards.


Weighing and metal detection equipment for the production and filling process
Minebea Intec’s weighing, filling and formulation solutions are designed to be seamlessly integrated into modern production and materials handling processes, whether manual or fully automated. The product range includes process vessel scales that can be equipped with digital assistance technology.
Various types of weighing terminal can be supplied for each type of scale. All equipment can be easily calibrated, and offers the speed required to avoid slowing down the overall process. The state-of-the-art solutions ensure process and product safety, e.g. in relation to explosion protection, and offer the precision and reliability required to ensure the quality of the product and the cost-effectiveness of the process.

Goods Out

Final weighing before delivery
Once products have been processed or packaged, or be stored as raw material they are ready for delivery to customers. Here, reliable control and documentation of the product transfer is important for commercial and risk-avoidance reasons.
Minebea Intec’s wide range of industrial scales, load cells and checkweigher covers every such application, efficiently and reliably. In many cases, and especially in the case of bulk goods such as construction materials, it is most efficient to weigh an entire delivery truck, before and after loading.

Our solutions for the building materials industry

Truck scale components and solutions

Our truck scale components are extremely robust and reliable, being designed to withstand severe loading from heavy road vehicles, but offer a very high degree of weighing precision.

Silo weighing solutions

Our silo weighing solutions can be applied to silos of all sizes, to meet a wide range of precision requirements, and may be supplied for Ex applications and windy or seismic conditions.

Foreign body detection for bulk material

Our range of metal detection solutions includes systems designed to ensure product quality while also protecting production equipment and staff in the building materials industry.

Floor Scales

Our floor scales are designed for high-precision weighing of loads ranging from 3 kg to 3000 kg, and can be supplied for connection to a weighing terminal or directly to a customised control system.

Formulation & Manual Recipe Weighing

Our formulation and manual recipe-weighing solutions offer high efficiency, user-friendliness, and full traceability thanks to their automated recording of data.

Dynamic Checkweighers

Our high-capacity checkweighing equipment can handle up to 100 items per minute, each weighing up to 60 kg.

Reliable weighing results and optimum productivity in the sealant industry

A sealant manufacturer relied not only on high-precision weighing technology for its tank farm, but also on software for statistical process control. The result: reliable weighing results and optimum productivity.

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