Weighing modules in hygienic design
Whether for dosing and filling processes or level control: weighing modules are the optimal solution for hygienic weighing of containers, tanks and silos in industrial areas. Their precise weighing results and sophisticated design make them the first choice for companies that need to maintain the highest standards of hygiene and accuracy.
The decisive advantage of weighing modules over load cells is their integrated installation kit. This simplifies both the planning process and the installation at the customer's site - accurate and efficient weighing is guaranteed. Another advantage of weighing modules is their hygienic design, which meets the high demands of, among others, the food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries.
Weighing module Contego
Compression load cell PR 6202
The advantages of weighing modules in a hygienic environment
When weighing containers and tanks, the hygienic design of weighing modules is of great importance, especially wherever there is a risk of product contamination by micro-organisms. We offer a complete range of solutions for the weighing of containers, tanks and silos, developed in accordance with the EHEDG guidelines. In addition to precise measurement results, the solutions are characterised by the following advantages:
Easy cleaning: The hygienic design of the weighing modules features good accessibility and eliminates screws and slots where dirt and germs could accumulate. This allows thorough cleaning without hidden areas that are difficult to access.
Short cleaning times: Thanks to their clever design, weighing modules can be cleaned in a very short time, which increases operating times and makes the production process more efficient.
Low detergent consumption: The self-draining design of the weighing modules ensures that detergents can drain off easily without causing unnecessary consumption.
Optimum resistance: The materials used for our weighing modules are specially designed for their resistance to cleaning agents. This ensures that the weighing modules convince with longevity even with frequent cleaning.
Versatility: Weighing modules are available in various load levels from 125 kg to 2 tonnes and comply with accuracy class C3 (according to OIML R60). This makes them suitable for a wide range of applications in the food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries.
Our service knows no boundaries
We provide you with all components for your hopper scale from a single source - be it load cells, installation kits, weighing modules, weighing electronics and accessories. We accompany you throughout the entire planning process: from the initial consultation to commissioning and maintenance.
Guaranteed measuring accuracy of hopper scales with the Novego®
We have developed our weighing module Novego® especially for the increasing requirements of the food, pharmaceutical, cosmetics and plastics industries. The hygienic all-in-one solution offers a wide range of innovative features for simple, error-free installation as well as maximum resistance to lateral forces. Your advantages:
- Hygienic weighing module for efficient cleaning processes and legal-for-trade applications
- High process reliability and precision due to innovative 360° lateral force insensitivity up to a nominal load of two tonnes
- Quick and easy commissioning due to smart installation parts
- Durable, reliable weighing solution due to highest corrosion resistance. Protection class according to IEC 529: IP66 / IP68 / IP69
Weighing module Contego®: hygienic, safe and precise for weighing process containers
The predecessor of the Novego weighing module is our Contego® weighing module. This was specially designed for weighing process containers where easy cleanability and the avoidance of hygienically critical areas are prerequisites for a safe and efficient manufacturing process. The hygienically safe combination of load cell and installation kit was developed according to EHEDG guidelines and helps to avoid product contamination.
- Pre-assembled weighing module including load cell, integrated restraint and anti-lift device for time-saving installation
- Integrated jack-up function for quick lifting of the container without a hydraulic jack
- Sophisticated sealing technology to ensure optimum hygienic design. Protection class according to IEC 529: IP66 / IP 68
- Nominal load of up to two tonnes
Perfect expertise for your individual scale requirements
We are the experts for precise measurement results and offer you the perfect weighing solution for your individual project. Whether precise level measurement, high-precision dosing processes or hygienic solutions: With us, you get the complete measurement chain from a single source - advice and service included.
Further information Technical article and webinar
Webinar: Loadcell as central heart of weighing
This webinar provides in-depth insights into the portfolio of Load Cells and weighing electronics of Minebea Intec. This will be presented on a practical base by using examples of realized weighing applications to illustrate the benefits of the shown products. Basic introduction about a weighing system in general.
- Introduction of Load Cells and weight transmitter portfiolio incl. application areas
- Realized weighing applications and benefits of Minebea Intec weighing solutions
Technical article: How load cells and weighing electronics turn containers into scales
In today's industrial landscape, system integrators and manufacturers of process vessels are faced with ever-increasing demands for precision, efficiency and quality. Integrating load cells as an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) solution offers these companies a versatile and powerful way to provide process safety to their customers while optimising their own products and services.
Level measurement in view, dosing process intact - advantages of our solutions for hopper scales
✓ Weighing provides precise and reliable values regardless of the tank shape and the properties of the contents.
✓ Weighing requires no regular maintenance or recalibration and is extremely hygienic as well as legal for trade.
✓ Container weighing systems are robust and durable.
✓ All components come from a single source, are perfectly coordinated and guarantee optimum performance.
✓ Mechanical and electrical installation and commissioning are intuitive and quick.
✓ With "SMART Calibration", the scale can be calibrated in just one minute without having to weigh down the tank with weights.
✓ Global certifications for custody transfer and Ex applications.
✓ Comprehensive range of data interfaces for connecting the load cells to any process management system.
✓ Remote configuration, operation and monitoring of the weighing electronics via an Ethernet connection.
Frequently asked questions
What are weighing modules suitable for?
Our weighing modules are predestined for the precise weighing of containers used in the food or pharmaceutical industry. They are therefore ideal for weighing storage containers, tanks and silos to determine the amount of contents. Furthermore, the modules can also be used with mixers to either dose or determine the current content.
When it comes to dosing individual components from intermediate containers into a further container, our Novego® weighing module is recommended as a precise solution for component dosing. In addition to the food and pharmaceutical industries, the product is also interesting for the cosmetics industry.
Filling of finished products
You want to accurately fill finished products? Our Novego® weighing module offers high measuring accuracy and process reliability for your production. Due to its hygienic design, the weighing module is suitable for industries in which an environment that is as germ-free as possible is important, such as the food or pharmaceutical industries.
What are the components of the Novego® weighing module?
The weighing module is made up of three components: Adapter plate, load cell and pendulum base. The installation parts available for Novego® adapt to the requirements of the container. Each load cell comes with a matching pendulum foot for mounting on frames or one for floor mounting. Here we have minimised the number of screw connections required. For mounting on the floor, for example, three threaded screws are sufficient. For mounting on the container leg, we offer an adapter plate that can be fastened by means of a single screw connection.
What material is the Novego® weighing module made of?
Many load cells are currently made of AISI630/17-4PH/DIN1.4542 alloy steel, which is highly valued for its good metrological properties and its corrosion resistance.
New stainless steel scores with special durability
The stainless steel AISI S165M/1.4418 used for the first time for Novego® is particularly corrosion-resistant and durable. Thus, the cell easily survives frequent cleaning cycles with aggressive media, some of which are used in the food industry.
Are inclined positions a challenge for the Novego® weighing module?
The Novego® concept offers a unique solution for inclined positions. The pendulum base is also available with integrated tilt correction for installation on sloping floors. This allows cleaning water to run off while the weighing module is installed exactly in the horizontal plane. This ensures precise measurement results where other load cells generate errors.
How does height compensation work with the Novego® weighing module?
Containers with more than three legs need to be levelled. And if there is a large slope, height correction is also necessary. Containers without weighing technology can often be adjusted for this by means of threaded bolts.
Compensation of up to 8 centimetres - in the twinkling of an eye.
Novego® offers an innovative solution here. A height adapter enables the compensation of height differences up to a length of 8 cm by simply turning it. For example, differences in the length of a container with 4 legs can be easily compensated for with two adapters.
Can lateral forces influence the measuring accuracy of the Novego® weighing module?
Mixing systems sometimes exert lateral forces on the weighing technology during operation. Fluctuations in the dosed quantities can be the result. The less the weighing technology is influenced by lateral forces, the higher the reproducibility.
Unwavering: Precise results despite strong lateral forces
Unique in the market, Novego® maintains the specified measuring accuracy even with high lateral forces of up to 20 percent of the load. The integrated 360-degree restraint always causes the load cell to return to the centre position. And this from any direction. The load cell's six strain gauges guarantee a measuring accuracy of C3 according to OIML R60. In real applications, system accuracies of better than 0.05% have already been documented.