Global Processing

New load cell measures weight within 0.08 percent

March 27, 2006

The Load Disc 3 (LD3) utilizes the proven KM semiconductor strain gage technology to continuously measure the weight of material for in-process and bulk storage vessels with an accuracy of 0.08 percent. Its weight capacities range from 1,000 to 25,000 pounds, and they are all priced the same. Engineered to handle forces that directly contribute to overall system error, the LD3 can take forces from all sides and still work reliably due to its multiple sensor gage design. Its monolithic design eliminates the need for restraints or stay rods and provides options for seismic applications. Made of 174 hermetically sealed stainless steel, the LD3 is ideal for steaminplace and washdown environments, so minimal process downtime is further reassured. The LD3''s sophisticated engineering allows for quicker installation and retrofitting only 15 minutes compared with the hours normally required and doesn''t require the traditional trimming exercises of other types of load cells.