Food Engineering

Weight sensor

March 22, 2003
The L-Cell, a bolt-on sensor traditionally used on skirted silos, can now be applied to legged vessels to create an accurate and affordable weighing system. The palm-sized L-Cell is attached to the support structure of a vessel (vertical legs, horizontal supports, and skirts) and utilizes its dual strain gages to measure the weight of material in the vessel. An L-Cell weighing system is ideal for retrofitting existing vessels without taking the vessel out of service and thereby losing valuable production time. As weight is added to or removed from a vessel, its support structure experiences strain changes proportional to the material weight changes. The L-Cell weight sensor detects these strain changes and produces a proportional electrical output.

Kistler-Morse, 19021 120th Ave., NE, Bothell, WA 98011-9505. Tel. (800) 426-9010; fax (425) 402-1500; www.kistlermorse.com.
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