Absolutely Crucial Components for Production Processes: Weighing Solutions & Sensors

PRODUCTION WORKFLOWS DEPEND ON ACCURATE DATA & MEASUREMENTS 

Industrial processes require continuous close attention to detail while often handling enormous masses of material under mostly special and demanding, sometimes even very harsh conditions. One of the vital parameters to determine successful production is weight: the weight of the raw materials directly impacts quality; the weight of sellable products directly determines sales potential; and in between these two end points, in-process weighing is crucial for upholding efficiency, safety, and productivity. 

Similarly, depending on the respective materials used, appropriate sensors make sure that each step is completed as intended, immediately signalling any deviation or even stopping machinery before any damage occurs.

With our in-process weighing solutions and sensors: 

  • raw materials are utilized with maximum efficiency
  • in-process waste, spillage, and risks of all kinds are minimized
  • the final products are weighed and measured with maximum accuracy

At the same time, the robust, proven, and eminently practical design of our weighing solutions and sensors reduces maintenance cost and downtime to an absolute minimum, resulting in great savings of time, money, and manpower all along the production process.

WEIGHING SOLUTIONS & SENSORS

USE CASE STEEL INDUSTRY: CUSTOMER SUCCESS IN A HARSH ENVIRONMENT

In-process weighing solutions for the steel industry have to tackle massive challenges. Those used for the internal control in the production area (scrap yard, blast furnace, converter, electric arc furnace, and continuous casting machine) have to operate in an extremely harsh environment. Our weighing solutions and sensors are geared to withstand exactly those conditions: high temperatures, shocks, impacts, slag, and blasts – no matter, they will continue to produce precise results. 

With weight loads between 1 and 1,000t, our in-process weighing system hard- and software improve steel plant management in terms of:

  • production control for stable quality parameters
  • determining and optimising the yield inside each production unit
  • internal plant mass balancing
  • invoicing of services and production turnover between different production units

In addition, reliable weighing systems contribute significantly to increasing safety and profitability – such as by helping to prevent spillages and accidents, e.g. during the weight-controlled filling of ladles, or by allowing the use of only the minimum of expensive raw materials required to achieve desired steel and alloy qualities.

SCHENCK PROCESS DIRECT WEIGHING SOLUTIONS:

BEST-IN-CLASS SOLUTION, TANGIBLE BENEFITS

Schenck Process Direct Weighing solutions most notably comprise 

  • Direct Weighing sensors with heavy-duty weighing technology
  • Load cells for classic and special tasks
  • SENSiQ® weighing accessories and mounts

These combine many essential advantages:

  • easy and simple integration of the weighing sensors inside existing mechanical structures
  • only a minimum number of mechanical parts
  • minimised headroom requirement
  • high static and dynamic load transmitting capability in all directions
  • increased temperature operating range
  • error limit ±0.1% of Full Scale 

Their special design makes them particularly maintenance-friendly, resulting in significant savings for maintenance and control, spare parts, and downtime (especially important in 24/7 operations). As a system supplier, we guarantee for the specified accuracy of the entire weighing system in operation, thanks to the optimally suited mechanical and electrical components. For you, this means many years of proper weighing operation at high accuracy, with great reliability, and minimum maintenance effort, even in extreme conditions. 

SENSiQ® Secure Mount
SENSiQ® Secure Mount
VKN compact mount
VKN compact mount
Weighbeam DWB Heavy Duty Weighing Technology
Weighbeam DWB Heavy Duty Weighing Technology
RonCon® Unit - Rotational speed sensor
RonCon® Unit - Rotational speed sensor

DIRECT WEIGHING SENSORS: HEAVY-DUTY WEIGHING TECHNOLOGY

Direct weighing sensors are so resilient because they have a tight connection between sensor and supporting structure. Just bolt the sensor to the construction, and you have a rugged and accurate industrial scale. Versatile, virtually maintenance-free and with highly accurate results even in severe environments.

  • Flexible solution for many and varied applications
  • Highly accurate weighing in any environment
  • Easy installation, absolutely no maintenance
  • Savings through reduced structural steel costs
  • Rated load: 11.5t – 800t
  • Accuracy classifications: combined error from 0.1% to 0.03 % (OIML class C2, legal-for-trade) 

LOAD CELLS: FROM STANDARD TO VERY SPECIAL SOLUTIONS

From classic weighing solutions for regular applications through to weighing tasks in the most difficult of environments – at Schenck Process you get all you need from a single source. Schenck Process weighing sensors can turn practically anything into a scale, with a level of accuracy up to 0.01% combined error. Most of our load cells are approved for legal-for-trade in many countries up to OIML class C6 or equivalent. We offer weighing sensors that measure both light and heavy weights ranging from 5kgs up to 470,000kgs.

SENSIQ® WEIGHING ACCESSORIES AND MOUNTS

We offer all the equipment that is needed to get the perfect results in your individual weighing sensor application. This starts with cable boxes which can extend or connect sensors; includes height adaptors or heat protection; and of course comprises the fundamental mounts.

OTHER SENSORS: SMOOTH OPERATION, DOWNTIME PREVENTION

You don’t need the harshest of production environments to benefit from our sensors. After all, every production faces its own specific challenges, and our sensors will successfully master them for you. They will measure certain defined conditions, allow adjustments to be made to achieve the perfect production flow; or they will warn you in case of any deviation, all the way to shutting down a machine before a sub-optimal parameter can cause any damage.

Perfectly answering the needs of each respective production step, our dust-tight and weatherproof sensors, level indicators, rotary paddle switches, acceleration and speed change sensors, and many more reliably do their part in achieving the desired results. 

Whatever your product may be, our sensors are there to help you improve its production.

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