HBM introduces digital strain gauge-based load cells
Any strain gauge-based load cell can operate in an industrial Ethernet system using the DSE-HIE load cell conditioner introduced by HBM. Developed for dynamic and automated weighing applications, the DSE-HIE complies to European Hygienic Engineering & Design Group (EHEDG), making it suitable for applications with stringent hygiene and cleanliness standards, such as food and beverages, pharmaceutical or chemical process industries.
The device’s stainless-steel casing and IP67/68/69K protection, allows it to be washed quickly and thoroughly, by high-pressure cleaners or by clean-in-place (CIP) systems. This reduces downtime and the risk of cross-contamination.
The output of the new weighing electronics is in line with common industrial Ethernet protocols – PROFINET RT/IRT and EtherCAT (in preparation). Parameterisation and acquisition of measured values is possible via an integrated web interface using TCP/IP – or directly via the programmer logic controller (PLC).
The load cells have maximum output for retrofitting and new systems – achieving 10,000e (0.01 per cent FS) and 2,000 measured values per second. It has integrated filters for precise weighing applications, such as industrial automation or weighing application in rough conditions and can be used in moving parts or vehicles.
HBM also offers easy-to-clean, EHEDG-compliant load cells.
Hottinger Baldwin Messtechnik (HBM Test and Measurement) was founded in Germany in 1950. Today the company’s product range comprises solutions for the entire measurement chain, from virtual to physical testing.
The company has production facilities in Germany, USA, China, and Portugal and is represented in over 80 countries worldwide.