Greifensee, Switzerland (PRWEB) June 03, 2014
METTLER TOLEDO is now offering a new series of beam load cells made of nickel-plated steel with hermetic sealing to ensure performance over time in dusty and humid environments. These load cells facilitate cost-effective solutions for integrated weighing in logistics, instruments and general machine building.
The SLB215 and SLB415 load cells from METTLER TOLEDO are hermetically welded beam cells made from carbon steel and they are plated with nickel. Due to the hermetic sealing, performance and reliability can be the same as with premium stainless-steel load cells. Using these new load cells saves owners the cost for servicing and replacing typical budget load cells.
The SLB215 and SLB415 cover capacities from 110 kilograms to 4.4 tons. In addition, they are fully approved to cover OIML, NTEP, ATEX and FM standards. The SLB415 has a blind-hole design for the best metrology performance, while the SLB215 has a threaded load introduction for very easy integration. Accessories are available to correctly install loads.
Strain-gauge load-cell performance is heavily impacted by the sealing against damp humidity. Strain gauges are made from plastics, which absorb and discharge humidity. That leads to a kind of pumping effect that changes the performance of load cells if they are not hermetically sealed.
The SLB215 and SLB415 help users avoid the high initial costs for hermetically sealed stainless-steel load cells by using nickel-plated carbon steel, but they do not compromise on the sealing. Each cell is laser welded and provides premium performance and reliability, but at budget costs.
To learn more about the SLB215 and SLB415 load cells, visit: http://www.mt.com/ind-SLB215-415.
About METTLER TOLEDO
METTLER TOLEDO is a leading global manufacturer of precision instruments. The Company is the world’s largest manufacturer and marketer of weighing instruments for use in laboratory, industrial and food retailing applications. The Company also holds top-three market positions for several related analytical instruments and is a leading provider of automated chemistry systems used in drug and chemical compound discovery and development. In addition, the Company is the world’s largest manufacturer and marketer of metal detection systems used in production and packaging. Additional information about METTLER TOLEDO can be found at http://www.mt.com.