Load Cell Kits

Available off the shelf are load cell kits for replacing load cells in existing machines through to building your own weighing solution, these can be integrated into applications in a variety of ways, please call for advice about which kit is suitable for your needs. Kits can also be made up of other types of load cell components so you can rest assured there is the perfect load cell kit for your application.

Examples of where these kits have been utilised recently by clients, small electrical food mixers and mounted under gravity fed conveyors.

Load Cell Kits

Micro Weighing Solutions offers load cell kits that are dependable and, just as important, affordable. These load cell kits transform any platform or vessel into an integrated weighing system. You will need instructions on the proper setup methods and installation for them to work correctly.

We are always happy to provide what we recommend for your scale building needs. Simply ask to speak to one of our process weighing team!

The first thing you should do is determine the dead load of the system and the maximum live load. The dead load is the total weight of the structure that the load cells support. When making your own weighing scale, you need the proper size load cells to perform the task with ease. Because of this, this first step is crucial. You will want to make that load be the necessary minimum system capacity. Once this has been determined, you will want to divide that load among the number of load cell mounts, in our case, 4. We offer our load cell kits in groups of four with various capabilities due to the multiple sizes.   

Example of How we Determine the Size of Your Load Cell Kits

Let’s take a look at an example. If your vessel had a deadweight of 1,500kg and you had an anticipated live load of 5,000kg, you would have a combined total of 6,500kg. From there, you will need to divide that weight up by four, so you would be looking at 1625kgs per load cell. We like to round this up for safety measures and suggest a 2,000kg load cell or 2500kg load cell, at least. 

Since most of these systems are under constant load, it is common for them to creep a little. This is why the load cells must be large enough. Because of this, we will often recommend a load cell that is double that of the necessary capacity.

Building scales is not as complicated as it might seem. You should contact us if you are looking into making your own weighing scale. Our engineers are always standing by to assist. Don’t try take figure out what load cell kits you might need. When building your own weighing scale, you need to count on the experts. Call today!

Installation of Load Cell Kits

When looking to install load cell kits when building our own weighing scale, you need to consider the structure that the load will be sitting on. Many times this is the floor. But, it could also be different areas of the building’s structure. If there isn’t enough strength, footings or piers will need to be added. This will add additional support required by the entire structure to sit on.  

Once the footing is stable, it is then important to ensure that each load cell takes on the same about of dead weight. This is done by testing the millivolt readings. Once they are as close as possible, you can secure the load cells. Then grout the stands to ensure they don’t move.

Keep in mind, for the scales to work, you must deliver materials in a way that doesn’t interfere with the load cell mounts for your vessel.  

If you have questions or concerns regarding making your own weighing scale or building scales in general, don’t hesitate to give us a call.