SCALE EQUIPMENT FOR THE STEEL INDUSTRY

When it comes to weighing systems for the steel industry, Schenck Process has supplied best in class ladle turret scales, crane scales, weighbeams, railcar weighing systems, and conveyor belt scales to plants throughout the world for over 100 years. 

LADLE TURRET SCALES

The Schenck Process Weighdisc WDI 25 – 200 t was built to provide accurate weighing of ladle turrets and ferries. The weighing system inside the turret structure fulfills the following important functions:
  • Long term reliable control of the level of liquid steel inside the ladle.
  • Precise mass flow balancing of the steel output at the passage between liquid and solid steel.
Other advantages of the WDI 25 –200 t include:
  • Easy installation.
  • Transmission of high interferential forces and moments with minimal influence on measurement value.
  • Can handle operating temperatures up to 257° F (125° C).
  • Load limits up to 200 tons.
  • No tie-rods, hold-downs and bumper checks.
  • Extremely low headroom and weight.
  • Accuracy up to ± 0.3% of full scale.



CRANE SCALES

The Schenck Process Radial Force Sensor DRA weighing system is integrated into cranes used in the transport of pig irons and steel. Positioned within the spreader beam the sensor provides the following important functions for steel production:
  • After tapping from the converter and deslagging, the weighing installation transmits the precise crude steel net weight to the process control system. This input provides an optimal basis to calculate the amount of alloying materials to be added during the secondary metallurgy process.
  • The accurate weighing enables the plant to add the least amount of alloys possible without degrading the final composition of the steel.
  • The scale detects and indicates unequal loading between the left and right sides of the spreader beam.
Other benefits of the Radial Force Sensor DRA are:
  • Stability of the crane remains untouched.
  • The weighing system is completely bolted into the structure and is therefore maintenance free.
  • Scale can easily be integrated into the existing installations.
  • Weighing mechanics are arranged at a position well protected against dust and heat.
  • Accuracy up to ±0.1% of full scale.



WEIGHBEAMS

The Schenck Process Weighbeam DWB 40 – 200 t provides the precise net weight of each ladle, which allows steel manufacturers to do the following:
  • Supervise and control the whole steel making process with certain knowledge of the amounts and locations of pig iron and steel within the process.
  • Calculate the most efficient amounts of scrap and alloys to be used.
  • Reduce spillage during the filling and pouring process.
Additionally, the weighbeams are:
  • Simple to install – No double frame needed.
  • Able to handle loads up to 200 tons.
  • Maintenance free – No additional bumpers or lift off protection.
  • Compact, which reduces shunt force influences from dust and slag.
  • Capable of handling temperatures up to 302°F (150°C).
  • Accurate – Total weight of the ladle to be measured with an accuracy up to ± 0.1% of full scale.



RAILCAR WEIGHING SYSTEMS

LegalWeight is a dynamic system designed for th
e weighing of railcars with solid or liquid loads. The precise LegalWeight offers train and track operator's accurate weighing data, which allows them to avoid the potential hazards of an overloaded or unequally loaded railcar.

The LegalWeight is manufactured with two precision weighbeams that are integrated into a concrete weighing tie and bolted directly to the rib plate above it. This allows all forces and torques from the railcar to be transmitted directly via the weighbeams. Weight values and associated measuring data are collected and processed through the use of weighing electronics and customized PC systems.

Basic functions of Schenck Process rail technology include:
  • The acquisition and output of railcar weights.
  • Monitoring of railcar weights.
  • Printout and storage of weighing data.
     






CONVEYOR BELT SCALES

Schenck Process’ NTEP approved load cells are the highest quality available, ruggedly constructed to withstand the harshest industrial environments. Ideal for high belt speeds and shock load applications and designed for easy installation.

The Schenck Process BEMP™ Conveyor Belt Scale with INTECONT® Satus control gives you the capability to monitor the output in each of your plants using a supplied Ethernet card and any Internet connection. This web-based monitoring can be done throughout the globe. Schenck Process can easily custom program your Ethernet cards to match your existing system. Measure throughput, totalize material, and view the results as they are happening using web pages. Our simple and durable BEMP™ Conveyor Belt Scale with the INTECONT® Satus controller gives you accurate, reliable reporting of your material output.







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