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.

Best practices for customer applications

A truck weighbridge solid as rock

One of the most demanding applications for weighing is the measurement of loaded and unloaded trucks, particularly in extreme environments exposed to a high range of temperatures, as is the case in United Arab Emirate.

To meet Stevin Rock’s requirements, Danway Emirates installed a truck scale with Minebea Intec’s load cells PR 6221 and the weight indicator Midrics® MIS 1 at the plant in 2015.

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Precise weighing of molten metal

Minebea Intec India prevailed against competitors to design and build a high-capacity mobile weighing system for Indian leading steel producer BSP.

Minebea Intec built two weighing platforms for the torpedo ladle cars, with 24 load cells and a weighing capacity of up to 400 tonnes for each platform.

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