Load cell handles analogue and digital
Minebea Intec is offering a new enhancement to its PR 6201 load cell. The new Inteco offers an extended range of possibilities – from simple fill quantity control to high-precision weighing of the heaviest silos and containers.
The Inteco analogue output signal of 2 mV/V ensures flexibility when selecting weighing electronics. Higher load levels of up to 75 tonnes are now available. This allows even the heaviest silos and containers to be weighed safely and ensures a more economic weighing solution, for example with three load cells instead of four. The expanded accuracy classes and the increased precision are documented by C6 approval.
A new type of stainless steel makes the load cell more resistant to corrosion and prolongs the service life in challenging environments.
The dimensions of the Inteco load cell are the same as the PR 6201 so that the older version can be easily replaced.
Upgrading the load cell to a digital solution gives users a clear advantage. For example, fitted with the converter Connexx, the Inteco can be installed without the need for a cable junction box. Fast signalling times ensure reliable, precise dosing processes and optimal transparency. Weight values can also be generated individually – per load cell – meaning that defective load cells can easily be identified and replaced.
The standard interface CANopen ensures straightforward commissioning and calibration via PC. It is also possible to use cables up to 200 m in length.>
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