Vessel weighing: With load cells, weighing modules and weighing electronics for efficient dosing and fill level monitoring
Whether storage tank or external silo, batching vessel, mixer or reactor - we offer tailor-made equipment for almost every hopper scale: digital and analogue load cells and weigh modules, innovative weighing electronics, reliable cable junction boxes and installation kits for a wide range of application requirements.
We offer a wide range of weighing solutions for checking fill levels as well as for dosing and filling. At one end of the spectrum, these include cost-effective solutions for inventory control, where a weighing system accuracy of a few per cent is perfectly adequate. At the other end, we offer our customers high-precision solutions that enable the exact dosing of a small component into a large dosing container - even during a mixing or heating process.
Load cells for vessel weighing with a capacity of tonnes
If you are looking for load cells that enable hopper scales to weigh several tonnes, then the Inteco load cell is the right choice. It covers load ranges from 500kg up to a 75 tonnes, making it versatile for silo and hopper weighing for dosing and filling processes as well as for fill level monitoring.
The Inteco load cell has a very robust "Made in Germany" design, which results in a long service life and therefore a high level of investment security for you. It has a large selection of accessories and installation kits. In addition, an optional product extension with the Converter Connexx allows the Inteco load cell to be used not only for analogue weighing, but also for digital weighing.
Other load cells that can safely weigh 500kg up to a nominal load of 520t are:
Level sensor PanCake® PR 6251
Compression load cell PR 6201
The following load cells are suitable for load ranges of your hopper scale from 30kg to 10t nominal load:
Compact Compression Load Cell PR 6211
Compression load cell PR 6212
S-type load cell PR 6241
Tension Load Cell S-Type PR 6246
Tension Load Cell S-Type LC Tigo
Guaranteed measuring accuracy of vessel scales with the weighing module Novego®
We have developed our Novego® weigh module especially for the increasing demands of the food, pharmaceutical, cosmetics and plastics industries. The hygienic complete solution offers a wide range of innovative features for simple, error-free installation and maximum resistance to lateral forces.
- Hygienic weighing module for efficient cleaning processes
- High process reliability and precision thanks to innovative lateral force insensitivity
- Quick and easy commissioning thanks to smart installation parts
- Durable, reliable weighing solution thanks to maximum corrosion resistance
Our service knows no boundaries
We provide you with all the components for your vessel scale from a single source - be it load cells, installation kits, weighing electronics and accessories.
We support you throughout the entire planning process: from the initial consultation to commissioning and maintenance.
Weight transmitters, indicators or controllers for displaying measured values for vessel weighing?
In order to be able to use the weight values for vessel weighing efficiently in the production processes, the signals from the analogue load cells must be determined and passed on to the production control system. There are different technologies for this - from weight transmitters to weight indicators and weight controllers. While weight transmitters are usually located inside control cabinets and are responsible for forwarding the measured values, weight indicators also have displays on which the weight values are already shown. Weight controllers can also be used to realise control functions for the automation of weighing processes.
Weight transmitter for vessel weighing
All our weight transmitters are characterised by "SMART Calibration". Within minutes, you can calibrate the vessel scales without the need for weights or a flow meter. Each terminal is available with a wide range of interface options for seamless connection to control systems. One of our weight transmitter highlights is the Link E, which is extremely robust, fast and impresses with its many interfaces:
- Efficient weight transmitter with touch display
- Fast and precise weight value control of three digital inputs/outputs
- Quick and easy installation via web browser
Support for the most common global fieldbuses
Further weight transmitters to choose from:
Weight indicators for vessel weighing
The X3 weight indicator stands out among our indicators. It has an impressive resolution of up to 120,000 divisions, making it a highly accurate solution.
With its large format and easy-to-read display, it provides a clear indication of weight values, even in direct light. A remarkable feature is the convenient and extremely efficient calibration of the scale, which can be performed in just one minute without the use of weights.
Further weight indicators to choose from
Weight controller for vessel weighing
Weight controllers are weight indicators with an integrated control function for the automation of weighing processes. With the Maxxis 4 und Maxxis 5 two weighing controllers that can either be freely programmed (programming language according to IEC61131) or equipped with the following predefined software applications:
- BASIC - for simple weighing tasks
- IBC - for single-component filling tasks
- BATCH - for complex manual and/or automatic dosing tasks
- ProRecipe XT® - for manual formulation and dosing tasks (Maxxis 5 only)
- Truck - for vehicle weighing applications nur (Maxxis 5 only)
- COUNT - for piece counting and manual checkweighing (Maxxis 5 only)
Further information Technical article and webinar
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.
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 increase efficiency for pharmaceutical companies
Pharmaceutical products are developed and manufactured in a highly regulated environment. In addition to high hygiene standards, a high degree of precision is required for pharmaceuticals. The exact dosage of active ingredients, the right mixture of ingredients and correct processing are crucial to ensure the efficacy and safety of the medicines. To meet these high demands, there are Minebea Intec's industrial weighing and inspection solutions. The experts in the company's design-in support also provide careful planning and advice on implementing or retrofitting high-quality components such as load cells, checkweighers, indicators, cables and junction boxes.
Advantages of our solutions for vessel scales
✓ Weighing provides precise and reliable values regardless of the tank shape and the properties of the contents.
✓ Weighing does not require regular maintenance or recalibration and is extremely hygienic.
✓ Container weighing systems are robust and durable.
✓ All components come from a single source, are perfectly harmonised 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 establish a safe method to calibrate 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.
Examples of successful installations Let us inspire you!
Best Practice: High-precision pharmaceutical weighing solution
Our load cells are firmly established in the pharmaceutical, food, plastics and cosmetics industries, where the highest precision is required for dosing ingredients. From the filling of fine spices to the production of food supplements: Load cells are indispensable helpers that ensure the quality of the products manufactured. Find out how we implemented six hopper scales in the production process for liquid pharmaceuticals at Syntegon subsidiary Pharmatec from Dresden, a manufacturer of ultra-pure media systems and process plants.
Best Practice: A high-precision weighing solution in hygienic design conquers the pharmaceutical industry
Logica Progetti was entrusted by a major pharmaceutical company with the realisation of a mobile container with a capacity of 350 litres for the production of pharmaceutical syrups. The application required a precise, reliable, hygienic and safe solution. Minebea Intec was chosen as the reference partner for the weighing system.
Dive deeper into the world of weighing, dosing and level measurement Read our White Paper & How-to Guide
White Paper: Why hygienic design is in focus
In food production, product contamination by micro-organisms such as bacteria or fungi is a potential as well as omnipresent risk. It is therefore important to prevent contamination of all kinds and to facilitate its removal. A multimedia public also raises awareness of the importance of hygienic design. That is why more and more plant and machinery manufacturers, as well as manufacturers of individual components, are taking up this growing challenge.
How to Guide: Innovative, hygienic, precise and easy to install
With the Novego® weighing module, Minebea Intec offers an innovative, hygienic and in many respects insensitive solution for weighing containers. In the free How-to Guide you can find out which features make the weighing module a strong weighing solution for a wide range of applications in the food industry.
|Best Practice // Acrylic manufacturer choose Inteco load cells for performance, accuracy and efficiency
|Best Practice // This high-precision weighing solution with hygienic design is winning over the pharmaceutical industry