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Pinmount 316 Weigh Module for Pharma and Food Industries

Economically convert tanks, hoppers, and conveyors into simple weighing systems

Published: Wednesday, April 13, 2011 - 09:45

(Mettler-Toledo Inc.: Columbus, OH) -- Mettler-Toledo has introduced the SWC515 Pinmount 316 weigh module for use in the pharmaceutical and food-and-beverage industries. This compact weigh module, which features special-grade stainless steel with capacities of 7.5 t, 15 t  and 22.5 t, makes it possible to economically convert tanks, hoppers, and conveyors into weighing systems that are simple and safe.

Universal application

Pinmount weigh modules provide a complete solution for most weighing applications. These versatile weigh modules can be used both for static weighing and dynamic applications such as mixers and conveyors. A 360° horizontal bumper and the rocker-pin load cell’s self-restoring feature ensure the easiest installation and best accuracy. At any time the stabilizer option can be added in dynamic applications, allowing mixers and conveyors to be stabilized in a safe manner. Two standard anti-uplift bolts cope with wind forces, while four vertical safety stops provide additional safety.

The Pinmount weigh modules are available in zinc-plated steel and stainless steel for the food and pharmaceutical industries. SWC515 Pinmount has been optimized with the newest FEA testing and design. This contributes to the high safety level of this weigh module.

Pinmount offers a unique combination of safety features and exceeds the usual market standards by far:
• Symmetrically supported top plate for optimum distribution of stresses in the weigh module and tank leg; bending moments are minimized.
• 360° horizontal bumpers; thus orientation of the weigh module is not critical.
• Double lift-off safety device, although single systems are standard in the market.
• Safety down-stop to arrest the system in case of a total failure of the load cell.
• Up to two optional stabilizers can be added to stabilize dynamic scales, unique in this range.
• Rigidly aligned and locked for installation with or without the load cell. Damage to the load cell during installation is a thing of the past.
• Pinmount design was optimized using the latest FEA analysis methods.



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Originally known for weighing technologies, today Mettler-Toledo International Inc. is a recognized leader in the research and development of products and services in communications, optics, robotics, and other technologies as well as software to integrate these technologies into powerful laboratory, industrial, and retail solutions. Mettler-Toledo offers the most comprehensive range of services in the precision instrument industry on a global level. It is a pioneer in the field of automated chemistry and in developing automatic, accurate, dimensioning and data capture technologies for the transportation/logistics industry.