What is the Belt Scale?
Adding a belt scale
to your conveyor belt
system is an excellent way to monitor the flow rate of your material and ensure the accuracy of your totalized weight output. At SKE Conveyor, we strive to provide our customers with the highest quality, custom designed dynamic weighing solutions for all of their material handling needs.
How Do Belt Scales Work?
Belt scale weigh frames are installed on belt conveyor to ensure accurate and consistent material flow rates. conveyor belts are supported by weigh frames that consist of load cells, conveyor rollers or conveyor idlers resting on the load cells, and speed sensors typically installed in tail pulleys on the conveyor belt.
As material is carried on the conveyor, the load weight is measured by the load cells while speed and distance are collected by the speed sensors. This data is processed by the integrator and typically displayed as pounds or kilograms per hour and total weight, usually displayed in tons.
Operators can control the flow of material to keep the supply to production lines consistent. Weigh frames are connected to weight integrators or process controllers that can communicate to PLCs and peripheral equipment such as computers and printers.
What Belt Scale Can We Supply?
Most belt scales on the market today are rugged and dependable. They often come as a single, dual, or four idler scale – in general, the more idlers, the more accurate your scale is going to be. We build 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 and 8 conveyor idler
belt scales supporting belts from 14 to 96 (and over) inches wide. This belt scale features accurate readings within ± 0.25% of test load and is repeatable to ± 0.125%, when properly installed and maintained to international standards.
What are the Applications of Belt Scales?
Belt scales are an integral part of most bulk material handling
facilities. Belt scale systems monitor raw material feed to crushers, mills, screens, boilers, preparation plants, and coal-fired power plants to ensure process material feed rates and maintain overall quality. Our Belt Scale Weighter are widely used in these applications:
- aggregate & asphalt
- energy & power
- food & beverage
- pulp & paper