Where is the best place to install a belt scale?



Conveyor belt scales can weigh materials that be transported on conveyors. Conveyor belt scales weigh materials and determine the speed of the material on the conveyor belt during a specific period of time. Many industries using conveyors use belt scales to weigh their products. Conveyor belt scales are known by many names, from conveyor scales, belt scales and dynamic weighing scales.

The integrator is mounted on a conveyor scale to monitor the static weight signal of the load cell connected to the idler of the weighing pan. Once the static weight is measured, the integrator combines the weight with the speed of the belt rotation to calculate the mass rate at each time.

Integrators provide continuous information on material flow by monitoring load and speed, This information will be continuously displayed on the integrator to track the product in real time.

Choose the optimal mounting position for the scale on the conveyor,

In order to obtain accurate measurement results and minimize any interruption in the work process, It is important to choose a suitable location for the installation of a conveyor belt scale. Here are some tips to help you choose the best location for your conveyor belt scale.

Choose an area with constant belt tension

Constant belt tension plays a key role when deciding to install a conveyor scale, For optimal accuracy of the scale, the tension must be kept constant to avoid inaccurate measurements, The tension of the belt acts as a force on the scale, so it needs to be decomposed during the calibration process, Belt scales should be installed where the structure is the most stable. Between two support structures near the tail end is usually the best position as the foundation is more substantial at the head and tail end. The tail section is usually better protected from the elements as well.