Does your business need a belt scale?

In virtually every industry that involves the extraction of raw materials or food harvesting, it’s important to have accurate weight data. This data helps companies to optimize efficiency and profitability and in some cases is necessary to ensuring one’s compliance with industry regulations.

Belt scales allow you to accurately and efficiently weigh materials in the first stage of raw material extraction or food harvesting, during which materials are loaded on to a conveyor belt before being transported to a manufacturing facility.

How do belt scales work?

Belt scales attach onto conveyor belts and provide continuous weight and flow rate measurements of the materials travelling along the belt. This data is calculated by weighing the belt load and measuring the belt speed.

How do belt scales help to optimize efficiency?

Using a belt scale eliminates a step in the production process, for materials are weighed on the fly, while being transported. Compare this with weighing the materials before they’re loaded onto the conveyor belt, using a conventional scale, or weighing them once they’re in the truck, using a truck scale. These represent an extra step in the loading process and an expense in terms of both time and labour.

Belt scales, on the other hand, weigh materials without adding any time to the loading or transportation processes. And, being entirely electronic, there’s no labour involved.

Belt scales can offer these same advantages to manufacturing business that uses a conveyor belt in their factory operations.

What are the applications of a belt scale?

Belt scales are used in a wide range of industries such as:

  • Mining
  • Mineral and aggregate extraction
  • Agriculture
  • Bulk material handling
  • Port handling

They can attach onto virtually any machine with a conveyor belt system, including agricultural technology, road millers, screening machines, loadout systems and mobile applications.

Belt scales in Calgary

Accurate/Western Scale provides you with high quality belt scales, customized to conform to the unique conditions of each installation. Factors such as conveyor length, angle, speed and material type are taken into account so as to ensure the accuracy of the weight measurements. If you have any questions, or if you’d like to request a quote, get in touch with us today.

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