Wednesday, October 19, 2016

BISON Launches World First System For Weighing Containers on Chassis

BISON Group Limited (New Zealand) - BISON, the specialist developer of portable container weighing solutions, has launched a world first system for weighing containers on trailer chassis.

BISON C-Legs are self-contained scales that attach to and lift a container just clear of the chassis, then transmit the gross container weight via Bluetooth to a feature rich smart phone App. The App confirms the container’s weight distribution, captures photos and shipment details and sends weight certificates and related data via email.

C-Legs are compatible with shipping containers of all types and sizes up to 35,000kg and work with both air and spring suspension chassis. Full OIML certification and type approvals in Europe, Australia, South Africa, New Zealand and other countries will be completed by the end of 2016.

The new container weigh system is a timely innovation, with recent amendments to the SOLAS convention forcing shippers around the world to verify the weight of every export container with certified weighing equipment or processes. The SOLAS rules have added cost and complexity to container shipping operations, with many shippers having to adopt inefficient or poorly timed weighing processes, such as hauling containers extra distances to offsite weighbridges or weighing every single cargo item before it is loaded into the container.

BISON C-Legs solve this problem, allowing shippers to accurately weigh containers on chassis in any location, without reliance on capital-intensive weighbridges, cranes and container handlers, which are not always available at the right time or in the right place.

Targeted at exporters and logistics companies needing to weigh containers outside of ports and other high volume container hubs, BISON C-Legs provide a flexible solution for SOLAS VGM compliance and allow shippers to optimize cargo loads, manage container weight limits and weigh containerized cargo for trading purposes.

BISON C-Legs build on the success of BISON’s pioneering C-Jacks, the portable system for weighing grounded shipping containers. BISON CEO, Mr Greg Fahey remarks:

“Our ground based container scales have sold well this year and are now being used in over 20 countries to produce SOLAS VGM certificates. However we’ve had strong pull for a similar solution for weighing containers on chassis, especially from Europe and North America where chassis based loading is mainstream. C-Legs really are a market led innovation.”

BISON will mark the C-Leg launch, plus the opening of a new sales office in Europe, by showcasing its weighing hardware and data management systems at the Intermodal Europe exhibition in Rotterdam in mid-November. The BISON team will be based at stand 74. BISON CTO, Dr Mark Fahey, will give a presentation at the conference, talking about the benefits of verifying container weights before they enter the logistics chain.


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Traffic Tech Installs First Unmanned Weighing System in Jordan Using Cardinal Scale Technologies

Cardinal Scale (Jordan) - Wastewater Treatment Plant Improves Overall Weighing Accuracy and Efficiency With the Installation of New Weighbridge and Cardinal Scale Equipment.

As-Samra Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) is the largest wastewater treatment facility in Jordan. With a peak flow of 840,000 cubic meters every day, the facility treats an average flow of 267,000 cubic meters of wastewater on a daily basis, serving a population of about 2.2 million living in the Greater Amman and Zarqa areas of Jordan. The construction of As-Samra WWTP relieved most parts of Jordan by providing safe reuse of water for irrigation. It also eliminated the odors that were being released from the former water sewage plant.

Samra Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) recently took on an expansion project in order to more precisely and efficiently scale all sludge dried through the dewatering system. The project included the installation of Jordan’s first unmanned weighing system. Cardinal Scale’s authorized dealer, Traffic Tech, assisted with the project using Cardinal Scale’s load cells, two SB500 remote displays, an unattended Satellite 825 indicator in conjunction with Traffic Tech’s weighbridge, camera system, printer, and RFID for driver identification.

The vehicle weighbridge became operational September 9, 2015. Approximately 30-40 trucks are weighed daily. With the purchase and installation of the new equipment, Samra Plant O&M Co. is excited to report that the Cardinal digital display is accurate and easy to read. Process Manager Mr. Mohammed reports, “The accurate readings of sludge volume enable us to achieve good accuracy in plant mass balance calculations.” This capability is a great asset to Samra and, in turn, the surrounding community.

The indicator is now located in a suitable place for the drivers to easily extract necessary data. “The drivers and operators find the weighbridge user friendly with clear signs of entering and leaving. The smooth weighing process gives us more accurate and controlled data,” reported Production Manager Mr. Morad.

Traffic Tech was also able to assist with the installation of UPS online 1KVA, a battery backup system which will prevent potential power outages. Also significantly improving the overall process, team members are now able to monitor the weighbridge and trucks using cameras and Cardinal’s WinDDE 2.0 Dynamic Data Exchange program. The weight and status of the weight indicators is made readily available to spreadsheets, databases, and industrial control applications by means of Dynamic Data Exchange.

With the new technology and efficiency capabilities provided with the help of Cardinal Scale and Traffic Tech, Samra Plant O&M Co. will continue to successfully provide clean water to the Greater Amman and Zarqa areas for many years to come.

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New AISI 304 stainless steel Mounting Kit from Dini Argeo

Dini Argeo S.r.l. (Italy) – Suitable for ATEX environment, can be used as dummy load cell for liquid weighing.

The Dini Argeo mounting kit range includes two new models for SBX/SBK shear beam load cells.

The new kit KSBX offers advanced functions and technical features, in order to weigh precisely silos, hoppers, tanks or belts – in harsh environments and with high hygiene standards – guaranteeing optimal weighing results.

Fully constructed in AISI 304 STAINLESS steel, the kit is easy to clean and sanitize, and can be installed in explosion risk ATEX environments too. Features:
  • Height adjustment, which facilitates possible height difference compensations
  • Configurable, in order to contrast or facilitate the structure expansions
  • Protection from the accidental load overturn risk, within the nominal limits
  • Load cell protection from accidental overloads and side forces
  • Installation and removal of the cell are facilitated, also with applied load

The new KSBC kit offers all the main functions for an optimal weighing with a competitive price.

  • Nickel-plated manufacturing
  • Higher plate with spherical joint, for optimal weighing precision
  • Anti-overturn
  • Locking/bypass system, for transport and facilitated maintenance
  • Quick installation/removal of the load cell (even if full loaded)

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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

OIML C6 approval for Thames Side T66 bending beam Load Cell

Thames Side Sensors Ltd (UK) - To meet their customers' demands for a higher accuracy solution in applications with platform scales, filling & packing machines, and tank weighing, Thames Side Sensors developed and released the model T66 load cell with OIML C6 accuracy (6000 divisions) and significantly increased resolution.

This is available now in capacities 50, 75, 100, 150, 200 and 250kg, in a 6-wire configuration (including sense wires). It can be used in extremes of temperature, i.e. from -30 to +70 degrees C (as can the original C3 version).

Their standard industry-leading Polyurethane cable is of course included, which ensures much better cable protection than the industry standard PVC cable in in environments subject to stringent cleaning requirements using harsh chemicals at high temperatures. Protection to IP68/IP69K is assured, as is their usual high quality standard of manufacturing - Thames Side Sensors offer a 5 year warranty against any manufacturing problems (as with many of their load cells).

For very demanding applications, where strong chemicals and stress corrosion are a concern, Thames Side Sensors can supply this load cell with a special Parylene coating that protects the load cell and significantly increases its working lifetime.

The load cell can be used by itself, or with the mounting accessories LA66 Anti-Vibration, LA66 Tension and the LeverMount® Lite.

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Transcell Technology announced new hires for APAC Business Developments

Transcell Technology, Inc. (USA, Taiwan) - Transcell Technology, Inc is pleased to announce the addition of two new hires.

Steven Liu has joined the Transcell Team as Vice President of APAC Business Development. Steven has more than 16 years of experience in sales and operations and will be responsible for OEM Sales & Strategic Sales Relationships within the Industry.

Samuel Wang has also joined as Senior Manager of APAC Business Development. Samuel also has more than 16 years of experience in sales & marketing and will be responsible for market development and sales management.

Both Steven and Samuel are based in Taiwan and are well-known in the precision weighing and measurement industry with more than 30 years of combined experience manufacturing and selling Load Cells and Custom Scale Solutions both domestically and internationally. Steven and Samuel will work closely with the Transcell Management team on business development and Strategic Sales Relationships & Growth in the Asia Pacific marketplace.

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AWM Limited appoints new Sales Manager

AWM Limited (UK) - AWM Limited announced that James Hobbs has been promoted to Sales Manager. James has been with AWM for nearly 4 years and in this time has worked in various areas of the business from platform and indicator technical support to software sales enabling him to gain a comprehensive knowledge of all of the company’s product and services.

AWM Limited is one of the UK’s leading trade suppliers of professional weighing solutions. Their Valueweigh and Cardinal product ranges cover all aspects of the weighing industry from premium quality platform scales through to bespoke software solutions.

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New Supplier Entry - Elicom Electronic Ltd. (Bulgaria)

Elicom Electronic Ltd. (Bulgaria)

Elicom Electronic Ltd. is leading Bulgarian manufacturer, specialized in the production of retail and industrial scales, label printers and fiscal taximeters.

For 23 years we have been creating high quality and innovative products that embody our ongoing effort to meet the current needs of our clients.

We managed to establish Elicom electronic as reliable brand - a symbol of quality, meeting European standards, available at very competitive prices.

Main Products/Services:
Price Computing Scales, Bench Scales, Platform Scales, Weighbridges, Simple Balances, Custom Scales, Industrial Scales, Weight Indicators, Label Printers, Etc.

Contact details:
Address: Elicom Electronic Ltd., 5 Saedinenie sq., 7500 Silistra, Bulgaria.
Phone: +359 86 820 200
FAX: +359 86 882 255
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Monday, October 10, 2016

T-Scale’s New Z series Price Computing Scales

T-Scale International Co., Ltd. (Taiwan) - T-Scale’s new Z series price computing scales offer customer display pole type or rear display type, The Z series Price Computing Scale has the maximum capacity of 30kg.

The scale has a very compact structure with dimension of 108.8x263.3x313mm (HxWxL) and plate size of 263x204(mm). ABS housing is the robust and durable structure making it ideal for all retail industrial use.

The scale has the dual power source of rechargeable battery pack and 100/240VAC 50/60Hz adaptor for reliable use at the all retail markets and its display has the 15mm LCD with white LED for both operator and customer to view. It has 4 quick keys and 10 in direct PLUs. Optional RS232 provides PC/ ECR communications Z series is EC type approved and also available optional initial verification.

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China South Ocean Has Released Its New Container Weighing System

China South Ocean Sensor Manufacturing Co., Ltd. (China) - China South Ocean Sensor Manufacturing Co., Ltd. has recently released its new container weighing system. The brief introduction for this system is as following:

The Structure of the System:
According to the site environment and measuring requirement at the container stacking port, the container weighing system includes the following items: weighing sensor, data collecting transmitter, wired/wireless transferring module (optional), portable IPC/display device and measuring & displaying software.

Features of the System:
  • No modification is required to the existing lifting mechanic system and installation is easy and convenient.
  • The real-time data can be obtained during lifting.
  • The working status of weighing sensors can be monitored real-time and therefore the working lifespan of sensors can be monitored and analyzed meanwhile.
  • Maintenance is easy after operation.
  • The system has good maneuverability equipped with fully automatic display. No complicated manual operation is required.
  • Measured data can be printed out.
  • The system can be connected by either wired or wireless (optional) way.
Advantages compared to conventional system:
  • The weighing process needs not to be stopped. Weighing and measuring data can be obtained during the lifting operation very conveniently.
  • The installation is very easy and the real-time data can be monitored.
  • The cost of this system is lower than the conventional fixed weighing platform.
  • The reliability of the system is higher and the weighing data at each measuring point can be monitored real-time.
  • Maintenance costs less.
The Parameters of the System
  • Range: 0-80t. (Customization is available) 20t for each sensor
  • Accuracy: 0.1%-0.5% which may vary according to different ranges.
  • Data output: wire, wireless, bluetooth or customized.
  • Data saving: in computer or real-time printing.
  • Energizing Voltage: 12/24Vdc (36 Vdc max.)
  • Working Temp: -35℃~+80℃
  • Overload Capacity: 120%-200%
The company is applying for New Solas Certificate for this system and will hopefully be successful by the end of the year.

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MWS Weighing Solutions’ new factory fully operational

MWS Ltd. (UK) - New premises increases production size by 300% to support continued growth within the weighing scale industry.

MWS Weighing Solutions, the manufacturer of industrial weighing equipment, today announced the new factory is fully operational.

MWS moved into a new factory earlier in 2016, located in the new industrial estate designed by Jelson in Birstall, Leicestershire. The new premises increases the factory size by 300% over the previous facilities, and includes a large dedicated welding/fabrication area, two open plan offices over two floors and increased storage for stock. There is also a dedicated boardroom where MWS has held several successful seminars and training sessions for customers and partners to learn about new products.

Supplying some of the largest food manufacturing companies in the UK, MWS industrial scales are designed and manufactured right here in the UK, with many Leicestershire-based companies supplying materials, components and services.

Andrew Clarke, Commercial Director, MWS Ltd, comments, “The new factory meets our needs perfectly as a growing company in the scale industry. We have seen a real appetite for our UK-manufactured products, and by moving into a much larger facility we are now able to increase our production output and better serve our customers. We look forward to expanding further and taking on more engineers and apprentices in order to continue providing the best possible service to our customers.”

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New TLB4 Multi-channel Weight Transmitters from Laumas Elettronica

Laumas Elettronica S.r.l. (Italy) - As a result of the constant work of the R & D team, the new series of TLB4 Transmitters represents an innovation of a product already at the forefront as the TLB, introducing some important new features and improvements; the new container by the original design Laumas provides a greater flexibility of use than the TLB series and can be installed on the front or back panel depending on the application requirements.

Another strong point of the new series is the use of a powerful converter with four independent measuring channels that ensures an in-depth diagnostics of load cells’ signals remotely, allowing a constant monitoring of the distribution of loads and any abnormalities of the linked cells.

The new version allows the digital management of the equalization of signals avoiding the use of the usual equalized junction box (by trimmer).

Some of the most important features are:
  • 4 independent reading channels for load cells
  • Back panel mounting on Omega/DIN rail or front panel mounting
  • RS485 serial port Modbus RTU
  • Fieldbuses (optional): Modbus TCP, PROFIBUS DP, PROFINET IO, Ethernet/IP, Ethernet TCP/IP, EtherCAT, POWERLINK, DeviceNet, CANopen, CC-Link, SERCOS III
  • Analog output (optional)
Main functions:
  • Access to the diagnostics functions with indication of the distribution of the actual load on each active channel with backups archive: storing, retrieving, printing.
  • Digital equalization: the instrument allows to equalize the response of the linked load cells, in a fast and reliable way over time, avoiding the use of junction boxes by trimmer.
  • Transmission of the divisions for the 4 independent reading channels via RS485 (Modbus RTU) or via fieldbus.
  • Significant events log: zero settings, calibrations, equalizations, errors. The information can be stored, retrieved and printed.
  • Automatic diagnostics: the instrument is designed to store the percentage values of load distribution for each channel, by making comparisons between the recorded values; if a significant variation between the values is detected during normal operation the instrument displays an alarm alternating with the weight value. Depending on the weighing system type it is possible to perform:
    1. Load diagnostics: load distribution control in constant barycentre systems (e.g. liquids silo).
    2. Diagnostics on zero: check on load cells drift state (eg. silo, weighbridge, platforms).
Certifications approved at an international level:
  • UL Recognized component - complies with the United States and Canada standards
  • Customs Union Certification - complies with the Russian standards
  • OIML R76:2006 (European Directive 2009/23/EC (NAWI)

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EXCELL receives EU-Type Approval for its IP68 Waterproof Weighing Scales ESW Plus & ELW Plus

Excell Precision Co., Ltd. (Taiwan) - EXCELL announced that its IP68 waterproof weighing scale series have received the EU-Type Examination Certificate, allowing it to sell its ESW Plus/ELW Plus/YSW Plus in all EU member states without the need for individual national approval. By obtaining this approval, EXCELL has taken another significant step for its IP68 waterproof weighing scales. It will help ensure the successful implementation of EXCELL's business plan for its IP68 weighing scales in EU countries this year and for the many years to come.

"The EU-Type Examination Certificate is a compulsory certificate which has to be obtained before weighing instrument or components of the same type can be approved for sale within EU countries." said C.C. Lo, President and CEO at EXCELL. "The EU-Type examination encompasses tests with respect to conformity modules mentioned in Article 13 of Directive 2014/31/EU, which sets high standards for weighing instrument and safety performance. In order to achieve this standard, a weighing instrument must conform to a host of stringent European directives."

“There is significant market demand for high quality IP68 weighing scales and we are one of a few scale manufacturers in the world that can provide assured IP68 weighing scales. EU-Type Approval for the ESW Plus/ELW Plus/YSW Plus is another important milestone that we have now passed in offering users in EU member states access to cost efficient, quality assured, and environmentally sustainable IP68 waterproof weighing scales,” commented Jeff Chien, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at EXCELL.

EXCELL provide a variety of IP68 weighing scales for customer's application. With ESW Plus and ELW Plus, now customers can choose stainless steel housing or ABS housing at their disposal. On top of that, the one-of-a-kind ELW Plus-WiPower is built on the benefits of inductive charging or wireless charging by removing the close-contact requirement, which offer the innovative services and features in the most energy-efficient and cost-effective possible.

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Friday, September 30, 2016

Cargill and KSE strengthen their partnership through a new production line in Spain

KSE Process Technology (Spain) - Cargill’s animal nutrition business will streamline its production capabilities in Spain by extending its facility in Mequinenza with an additional state-of-the art production facility. To do so, Cargill strengthens its partnership with KSE Process Technology, who plays a key role in this project.

The new facility will be equipped with the latest technology for animal nutrition production. This includes several ALFRA dosing and weighing systems, flexible silos for storage of raw materials and an internal transport solution from KSE. The extension will enhance product quality, customer experience and improve logistics.

“The new operation provides us with a long term perspective for our operations in Spain,” said Alberto Martínez, managing director for Cargill’s animal nutrition business in Spain. “Spain remains a growing market and to meet the demand, producers are professionalizing and scaling up their operations,” added Martínez. The extended facility is expected to be operational in the third quarter of 2017.

About Cargill Animal Nutrition:
Cargill Animal Nutrition in Spain and Portugal is leader in the animal nutrition supply chain with a wide and diversified product portfolio, purposely designed for many different customer segments and their specific needs.

About KSE Process Technology:
KSE is a high-quality technology company with a wide range of machines, automation solutions and services for mainly the animal feed industry.

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New Supplier Entry - China South Ocean Sensor Manufacturing Co., Ltd. (China)

China South Ocean Sensor Manufacturing Co., Ltd. (China)

South Ocean was established in 1985 and has been focusing on developing and manufacturing force sensor and load cell for more than 30 years. Technically supported by our mother group China Academy of Aerospace Aerodynamics, South Ocean represents the highest level of manufacturing, quality control and after sale service in sensor industry in China.

The head office of South Ocean is located in Beijing while the main plant is located in Zhejiang Province, just near Shanghai City. The main plant produces a wide range of sensor products with OIML and NTEP certificates.

Main Products/Services:
Force Sensors, Load Cells, Etc.

Contact details:
Address: China South Ocean Sensor Manufacturing Co., Ltd., F702, Ruida Building, No. 74 Lugu Road, Shijingshan District, Beijing, China.
Phone: +86-10-68609418
FAX: +86-10-68608373
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New Supplier Entry - Alba d.o.o. (Slovenia)

Alba d.o.o. (Slovenia)

Alba is a family business renowned for providing integrated solutions and custom­made weighing systems. With 30 years of experience, we have developed specialized products tailored to our clients’ needs, comprising both weighing systems and weighing software. In Slovenia Alba has established itself as an expert weighing solutions provider for pharmaceutical, food and automotive industry, and covers an even broader market needs by representing globally renowned brands.

Our products and services comply with European quality standards such as ISO 9001, ISO/IEC 17020 and ISO/IEC 17025. As an accredited laboratory for mass, volume, flow rate, temperature and humidity, we also perform accredited calibrations of measuring instruments.

Main Products/Services:
Platform Scales, Axle WIM Scale, Filling Systems, Checkweighers, Load Cells, Unattended Weighbridge Systems, Customized Software, Etc.

Contact details:
Address: Alba d.o.o., Celjska cesta 41, 3212 Vojnik, Slovenia.
Phone: +38634281800
FAX: +38634281810
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