Choosing Load Cells for Pharmaceutical Manufacturing

Choosing Load Cells for Pharmaceutical Manufacturing

You must make sure you pick the suitable load cells for testing and measuring in your lab.

If you work in a lab, more notably a lab that tests for pharmaceuticals, you must make sure you pick the suitable load cells for testing and measuring. A lot goes into buying load cells for pharmaceutical manufacturing for tank and hopper systems in your lab. Read on to learn more about selecting load cells.

Vessel Weighing Point Requirements for Load Cells in Your Lab

You will need general information for vessel and weighing point requirements. You will need to provide a dead load or empty weight of your vessel, including attachments, like mixers. You’ll need to provide live load, or maximum material weight, total weighing points, or several legs or gussets supporting your tank, required accuracy, and cable of extension needed length. Some other factors to keep in mind are whether agitation, mixing, or seismic activity is involved. Is the tank cooled, or is it heated beyond room temperature? Are they any extreme ambient temperatures present, hot or cold?

For corrosion, will load cells or cabling be exposed to corrosive agents? Or will stainless steel hardware be needed? You will also have to specify the NEMA rating, and will any of the components be located outside? For hazardous areas, are any components located in those hazardous areas? Make sure to determine which components are in the hazardous area and the hazardous area rating too.

Different Load Cells and Mounts

There are different types of load cells and mounts available. Some of them include Inteco, which replaced PR6201, PR6212 Low Profile, PR241/PR6246 S-Type, and Connexx Digital Load Cell Interface.

Hygienic Load Cells and Mounts

Many types of Hygienic load cells and mounts are available at the Lab People. They are Contego Hygienic, PR6202 Hygienic, and Novego.

Indicators, Controllers, and Transmitters

Lab People has a wide selection of indicators, controllers, and transmitters that help with pharmaceutical manufacturing.  Some include Controller Maxxis 5, Panel Mount Indicator X3, Transmitter with Display PR5230, Blind Transmitter PR5220, Maxxis 4 Panel Mount, Maxxis 4 Enclosed, and for hazardous areas, you could use the Maxxis 5 (FM) Division and CAIXS2 Indicator Division I. Some new products include the Tigo PR76, a tension load cell for 60kg to 5tons, Nito PR77, a bending beam for 10kg to 500kg; and Solo PR40, PR43, and PR47, with a single point for 7.5 kg to 500 kg.


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