Digital load cells combine on-board functionalities such as environmental compensation, preventative maintenance and allow for extremely simple installation. This truly prevents from loss of material, bad batches or stopping the production process.
The new POWERCELL® PDX® load cell inside the Pinmount weigh module is truly digital. It hosts an on-board microprocessor to monitor internal and external influences that affect weighing accuracy. By compensating for temperature changes, vibrations, hysteresis and non-linearity, the microprocessor enables the individual load cell to provide extraordinary accurate results.
True Predictive Maintenance
The self monitoring POWERCELL PDX load cell provides an alert if problems inside the load cell or within the network occur. A built-in breach detection system alerts if the enclosure is damaged by accidental puncture or tampering. The breach detection system allows replacing a load cell at the first sign of trouble, before moisture causes weighing errors or scale failure. This kind of predictive diagnostics increases uptime and prevents users from loss of raw material, bad batches or even stopping the entire production process. With the POWERCELL PDX load cell system, time-consuming troubleshooting and parts swapping are replaced by prevention.
Communication - Simplified But More Reliable
POWERCELL PDX load cells connect to one another in a simple network, eliminating junction boxes. In analog systems, sensitive electronics are located in junction boxes, which are prone to failure and hard to seal against moisture. With POWERCELL PDX load cells, electronic components are protected inside the hermetically sealed load cell enclosures. The quick-connect design makes it easy to replace individual load cells or cables. There is no need to recalibrate the scale if a cable is replaced.
Watertight - Even When Submerged
The POWERCELL PDX load cell, including all cables and connectors, is watertight, effectively sealing the entire network against moisture to IP68 standards.