Throughput Weighing (totalizing)
Whether you are working with solids, liquids or gases, weighing provides accurate and repeatable results allowing you to know how much of that material is still on hand and how much has been used. The container receiving the material can range from small cans, bottles or bags to silos, trucks, railroad cars, barges or ships.
An automatic throughput bulk weighing system utilizing a PLC and a Hardy weight controller is designed to control incoming or outgoing material in your shipping and receiving operations. The system measures and stores draft requirements, totals, tolerances and individual weight compensation offsets for multiple separate materials. The system analyses weight data generated by load cells to accurately measure and totalize the flow of the bulk material.
Scale fees (truck or track) are only one of many things that can add to your shipping costs. Throughput systems eliminate the risk of having to pay overage fines, or take a reduction in profits by under-filling.
Individual ingredient weight can be tracked with Hardy's totalizer feature, which keeps track of total amounts of net weight that has been filled or dispensed. Bar graphs give a visualization of the amount being filled, dispensed or totalized. In addition to filling and dispensing, Hardy controllers can also be used to control or monitor the rate of flow of material and batch ingredients. The Totalizer feature can also track how much raw material by weight remains in the tank or silo.
Our Value Propositions
Hardy’s solutions deliver accelerated returns on investment, by enhancing productivity and adding value across the supply chain.
- Meet cost, quality, flexibility, and regulatory challenges — from raw material through final shipment.
- Optimize utilization of valuable and limited human, physical and financial assets, and minimize waste while satisfying demanding consumers and retailers.
- Make your manufacturing more agile, allowing for quick product line changeovers and rapid system conversions for new product introductions
- Maintain your workers, machinery, processes and products in a safer environment
Hardy’s solutions are easy to install, configure, commission, operate and maintain. They are safer to maintain and save you time, money, raw materials and/or finished product. Visit our Case Studies or Application Notes to learn more.
Products for throuput weighing:
HI 6600 Modular Sensor System
HI 6500 Weight Processor Series
HI 6300 Weight Processors
HI 4050 Weight Controller
HI 1746-WS PLC Weight Processor
HI 1756-WS and 2WS PLC Weight Module
HI 1769-WS and 2WS PLC Weight Module
HI 1756-nDF PLC Dispenser/Filler Controller
HI 3010 Dispenser Filler