An advanced mounting assembly for load cells, the Levermount

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Last modified: 8 May 2023

For contemporary industrial weighing, strain gage load cells are the standard. Characteristics such as a high accuracy, reliability, compact sizes and universal application contribute to their popularity. In practice, the value of correct and precise mounting of load cells is hugely under estimated. A loading assembly will assist in the tricky task of setting up load cells in the most effective manner. First of all, a good loading assembly guarantees proper force introduction, protecting against unwanted forces while providing a lift off protection at the same time. Secondly, modern loading assemblies allow for installation of the load cell during construction time, for example while welding, drilling and grinding, is done. In this way, they prevent the load cell from overload or the load cell cable accidentally being cut during mounting. As soon as the construction is finished the load cell can be installed and secured, rendering the system weighing. The Levermount even allows a load cell replacement under full load. Not even a crick is required.

The assembly is available in three sizes in conjunction with:
•bending beam load cells with capacities of 5 up to 300 kg
•shear beam load cells with capacities of 300 up to 2 000 kg
•shear beam load cells with capacities of 3 000 and 5 000 kg
The assembly is made of stainless steel and can be installed in any application. The ball and cup arrangement guarantees a perfect force introduction and avoids influencing of side forces. Typical applications are:
•silo’s and tanks
•hoppers and bins
•mixers and stirrers
•belts and feeders

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PENKO Engineering B.V.

PENKO Engineering B.V. specialises in the development and manufacture of high accuracy and reliable electronic weighing and dosing systems typically designed for use in process industries. We also provide OEM... Read more