Glossary: weighing technology

Belt weigher

A belt weigher is usually installed in an existing conveyor belt. Here, the scales record the weight of an unpackaged, loose, continuously conveyed material to be weighed while the conveyor belt is running by weighing the belt load and measuring the belt speed.
A weigh feeder is a beltweigher which additionally controls the belt speed or the material flow in order to reach a preset feed rate or load.