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VPG Transducers launches new silo weighing system

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World Cement,


The VPG Transducers brand of Vishay Precision Group, Inc., global designers and manufacturers of standard and custom force, pressure, torque, load, tension, and weight sensors, has announced the introduction of its S Series silo weighing system. The system is a cost-effective solution to accurately measure the weight of a silo, while providing the option for temperature measurement. These measurements (weight and temperature) can calculate an accurate fluid density, fluid mass, or actual volumetric level.

The new S Series offers three models of weight and temperature display controllers for panel mounting (ST1 and ST3) and remote monitoring (S-Box) applications. With this system, users have accurate visibility of both silo temperature and weight, which are often used to calculate the storage level of the silo, thereby preventing over-filled or empty storage drums, water tanks, and other vessels.

The system supports weight and temperature readings across a broad range of industrial processes in agriculture, water treatment, cement, and food and beverage industries. Weight is measured using VPG Transducers’ model 178 load cells, which are at the heart of the entire system, while temperature is measured using PT100 sensors (standard option) installed within the silo (supports up to two temperature measurements per silo).

Under the S-Box silo weighing system, the setup allows many different measurements to be displayed on desktop browsers or portable devices. Using its embedded web server, the user friendly, multi-language (English, French, German, and Spanish) website interface is easy to use and allows the user to consult measurements from a computer connected on the same network. The S-Box comes standard with a powerful 32 bit x86 microprocessor and supports up to 24 silo weight measurements, 48 temperature measurements, as well as up to four relay interface casings (16 relay outputs per casing) and Ethernet IP connections.

The ST3 silo weighing system, appropriate for panel mounting, has an RGB display available in English, French, and Spanish, with restrictive touch controls, that can display up to 24 measurements per screen (eight weighing measurements + 16 temperature measurements). The ST3 comes as standard with a Modbus TCP connection and a powerful 32-bit x86 microprocessor, and supports up to 24 silo weight measurements, 48 temperature measurements, as well as up to four relay interface casings (16 relay outputs per casing) and Ethernet IP connections.

The ST1 silo weighing system, also appropriate for panel mounting, has an LCD display available in both English and French, which can display up to four weight and temperature measurements per screen for up to eight connected silos. ST1 system options include the integration of up to 16 temperature measurements, up to four relay interface casings (16 relay outputs per casing), and a Modbus TCP/Ethernet IP connection.

Read the article online at: https://www.worldcement.com/product-news/13092019/vpg-transducers-launches-new-silo-weighing-system/

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