Successful planning and installation of legal-for-trade truck scales
In Liaoning province, China, New Hope Group has several manufacturing sites where feed for agricultural animal farming is processed. The feed is stored in silos and filled at the goods-out area into trucks. To ensure precise filling of the feed quantities, the company commissioned Minebea Intec to build thirteen truck scales that control the entire filling process.
In China, Minebea Intec offers a complete portfolio of truck scales including decks. From the beginning, Minebea Intec has been involved in the construction of the discharging station. The team not only provided the drawings for the construction of the pit, but the senior technical engineers who provided on-site guidance and management. Following the succesful inspection of the pit, the truck scale, which was manufactured and tested at the Minebea Intec factory, was transported to the customer sites located two thousand kilometers away.
"Without Minebea Intec’s service staff, our feed filling station would not have been up and running so quickly. I really enjoy working with them"
Station Manager New Hope Group Liaoning
Due to the limiting structural conditions on site, it was not possible to use a crane to lift the truck weighing platform. Therefore, the Minebea Intec technicians used a differential pulley to push the weighing platform into the discharging station.
Thanks to the digital auxiliary technology of the Pendeo® truck scale load cells, commissioning became very simple and straightforward. The Maxxis 5 weight controller was integrated to the customer’s system to signal when the target weight is reached. In addition, the weight controller can easily identify eight load cells under each platform and monitor their status to ensure process safety.
After installation, Minebea Intec also helped New Hope Group pass calibration. The local metrology office performed the off-center error, linearity, and full scale tests without any problems. All parameters met the metrological requirements and the label for legal trade use was issued immediately.