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Siemens - Milltronics belt scales now made in Australia

Supplier: Siemens Ltd.

Siemens Process Instruments recently started the manufacturing of Milltronics MSI belt scales in Melbourne, Victoria. The first standard epoxy and stainless steel belt scales up to 94" belt widths have found their way to sugar, mining, aggregate and woodchip industries all over Australia.

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A production plant in Australia benefits the customers as the typical lead time is reduced to a week for standard models. Until now the belt scales were solely produced in Modesto, California, and without the additional shipping costs, the units can be offered at a more competitive price to the customer. Another great benefit is the access to factory trained local staff, which simplifies local customization and servicing. Strong technical support and applications knowledge cater to the need of tailoring the belt scales to the best application-fit and customers’ special requirements.

The Milltronics Single Idler Belt Scale (MSI) is one of the most advanced single idler belt scales available. It provides continuous in-line weighing on a variety of products in primary and secondary industries. It is proven in a wide range of tough applications from extraction - in mines, quarries and pits - to power generation, iron and steel, food processing and chemicals. The MSI is suitable for monitoring such diverse products as sand, flour, coal or sugar.

The MSI’s patented use of parallelogram style load cells results in fast reaction to vertical forces, ensuring instant response to product loading. This enables it to provide outstanding accuracy and repeatability even with uneven loading and fast belt speeds. Operating with a microprocessor-based integrator from Siemens, the MSI provides indication of flow rate, totalised weight, belt load and belt speed of bulk solid materials on a belt conveyor. A speed sensor monitors conveyor belt speed for input to the integrator.

The MSI is installed in a simple drop-in operation and may be secured with just four bolts and an existing idler set, secured to the dynamic beam. With no moving parts, maintenance is kept to a minimum, with just periodic calibration checks required.

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