Weighing instruments in process industries
Today’s industrial world is continuously evolving. High speed automated processes have long been a standard in most industries and require technologies that can match these needs accordingly. In the area of process weighing, this is especially crucial.
Systems for process weighing cover a wide range of different materials from diverse industries , from food and beverages to chemicals and plastics, pharmaceuticals and nutraceuticals, consumer packaged goods, or heavy-duty applications such as cement or steel production. These weighing instruments are essential for guaranteeing continuous and accurate high-quality output. Without them, bulk materials or cargo items could not be processed with consistent quality and quantity.
Why are accurate and reliable weighing instruments important in the processing industry?
The processing industry has a highly versatile product range. It covers both bulk materials like sugar, sand, cement or coal and cargo items, e.g. steel slabs. As such, weighing systems must fulfil a variety of different demands.
For bulk materials, weighing-precision is fundamental in providing the right amount to achieve the ideal formula for high-quality output. Each industry and bulk material is different. High-precision weighing instruments ensure steady quantity and quality of every type of bulk material.
While weighing precision for cargo items is important for consistent quality, safety also plays an essential part. For instance, weighing systems for cranes or vehicles ensure they are not overloaded and as such significantly reduce the safety risks for the plant and its surroundings.
What are the innovations regarding weighing instruments in the processing industry?
Process weighing instruments are constantly being improved to meet the high demands and the growing complexity of the modern industrial world. Digitalisation plays a crucial role:. Examples such as artificial intelligence, big data analysis, augmented and virtual reality will become an integral part of automated weighing processes.
With the help of digital solutions, weighing instruments will boost their reliability, improve safety and plant availability, or even have a positive impact on the overall energy consumption.