A silo scale is used for weight determination and control of silo contents - such as grain, fodder, wood pellets, granulates or cement. Silo scales consist of load cells and weighing indicators or scale displays. The quantity of load cells is determined by the number of feet of the silo (usually three or four feet). One load cell is to be installed under each individual pedestal. All load cells are connected to each other via a distributor and read out via a weighing terminal. In addition to weight display, modern weighing terminals offer control functions. This reduces the operating effort to a minimum.
Silo scales help to register the current inventory of ingredients and to control their removal and increase. In this way, silo scales help to control and simplify filling, production and work processes. It is possible to carry out or control mixing processes of different raw materials via a scale system. The weighing electronics of silo scales should be robust and durable - even in dusty and dirty environments, the silo scale must function perfectly.
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