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Publication Date: 09/2012
Pages: 3
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Improving dry bulk inventory management with pressed-in and bolted-on strain-gauge weighing systems

This article describes the operation of a weighing system that uses pressed-in or bolted-on strain-gauge sensors, then explains how you can determine if the system is a good choice for keeping track of the bulk solids inventory in your storage vessel.

In the world of inventory monitoring in dry bulk storage bins, steel tanks, and other vessels, weight-measuring systems offer a big plus: Unlike level-measurement systems, which calculate the material weight in a vessel by converting a distance or level measurement to volume and then to weight, weight-measuring systems directly measure the material weight. This eliminates conversion errors that often occur in indirect weight measurement using level-measurement sensors. As a result, weight-measuring systems have an advantage — and are often required — in applications where high-accuracy material measurements are essential.

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