Strain gauge-based load cells go digital with hygienic weighing electronics

13-07-2020 | HBM | Subs & Systems

HBM has released a new load cell conditioner - DSE-HIE, which enables any strain gauge-based load cell to function in a modern, industrial Ethernet system.

Developed with highly dynamic and automated weighing applications in mind, the device is also EHEDG compliant, making it excellent for applications requiring 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 degree of protection, enables it to be washed quickly by high-pressure cleaners or by CIP systems, therefore reducing downtime - and the risk of cross-contamination.

The output of these 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 achievable via an integrated web interface using TCP/IP or directly via the PLC.

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