How to select and install a hopper scale
Weighing your bulk material right in its hopper, bin, or tank means you don't have to haul material from the vessel to a scale or depend on less accurate volumetric measurements. The result is faster, more accurate weighments at lower cost. This article explains how a new or existing storage vessel can be equipped as a weighing system called a hopper scale. After briefly describing hopper scale operation, this article discusses how to select the components and install the hopper scale at your site. Additional information explains how the number of weight sensors affects hopper scale installation.
If your dry materials processing or handling operation requires greater batching accuracy, better inventory control, or higher speed, one solution can be using a storage vessel as a hopper scale. Whether you install a new hopper scale or retrofit an existing storage vessel with scale components, combining storage with weighing can save money by streamlining your operation.