The housing consists entirely of stainless steel so that the load cell is insensitive to all cleaning and disinfection agents currently used in the food industry.
Marlboro, MA (Vocus) July 27, 2010
Applications in the food industry or pharmaceutical sector pose special challenges for the components used in these areas. For hygienic reasons, plants such as those for filling of drinks need to be cleaned daily with special cleaning agents and water or steam. If electric components are used there, they must meet the high degree of protection IP68 or even IP69K. HBM is now introducing their platform load cell PW25 to the market specifically for such applications. The new platform load cell, which will initially be available with a maximum capacity of 20 kg, is designed to be hermetically encapsulated. Load cells with maximum capacity of 10 kg are in preparation.
The housing consists entirely of stainless steel so that the load cell is insensitive to all cleaning and disinfection agents currently used in the food industry. The completely cylindrical design means the PW25 can be very easily cleaned.
The platform load cell has an integrated overload stop that prevents it from being damaged if the load is too heavy. This overload stop is integrated in the hermetic encapsulation so that contamination of the overload gap is not possible. Applications can be found everywhere where hygiene is a particular issue, as in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical or food industry sectors, for example in filling and packaging machines, in multihead combination weighers (MHC) or in static scales.
Further information at http://www.hbm.com.