Chemical Industry

The chemical industry creates an immense variety of products using a wide range of raw materials, from gas and minerals to oil. For the industry’s diverse production processes, Minebea Intec offers innovative and individual weighing and inspection technologies and services. Whether chemicals are being produced in basic or very advanced processes, or for household or industrial purposes, Minebea Intec’s range of high-tech equipment for weighing and batching materials, and detecting foreign bodies, meets every specific requirement.

As a leading supplier of weighing and inspection technologies and services, we offer various solutions, including for challenges such as Ex applications, hygienic environments and windy or seismic conditions. And our innovative weighing and software solutions, in particular, continuously enhance operational efficiency, increasing flexibility and improving competitiveness.

A reliable partner for chemical industry quality control equipment

Minebea Intec has many decades of experience in the development and manufacturing of innovative production and quality assurance equipment for weighing and foreign body detection purposes. A great deal of this experience has been in chemical manufacturing applications, where quality control plays a vital role in ensuring product safety and quality while also maximising the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of production processes, e.g. by optimising process and product quality.

As a reliable partner of chemical manufacturers around the world, Minebea Intec invests heavily and constantly in testing and certification in accordance with various national and international standards and regulations, such as
  • for products: EHEDG  /  FDA  /  HACCP  /  IFS
  • for Ex applications (explosion protection): ATEX  /  FM  /  CSA  /  IECEx
  • for calibration: OIML  /  NTEP 

Best practices for customer applications

Precision solution for Europe’s most up to date water based paint factory

The paint industry 4.0 requires maximum dosing accuracy. In order to execute formulations to a high standard, ADLER-Lacke wanted the best possible readability for the weighing of its container tanks.

Because environmental protection plays an important role at ADLER, the Tyrol-based family-owned company planned to construct the most up-to-date water-based paint factory in Europe by means of the unique “pig dosing”. 50 stainless steel tanks had to be weighed to the highest degree of accuracy for this EUR 30 million project.

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A high-resolution weighing solution for potentially explosive areas

After expanding its range of petrochemical products, SABIC found that the weighing system of its batching hoppers was not adequate for their increased production.

SABIC needed two distinct weighing solutions for new and existing batching hoppers placed in hazardous areas. Beside of ATEX certification, Minebea Intec provided high weighing resolution and also weighing data transfer to the safe area.

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Ensuring ATEX compliance for a leader in the aerospace sector

Avio, a leader in the development of propellants for the aerospace industry, chose Minebea Intec to ensure its manual batching instrumentation complied with the new ATEX standards.

Minebea Intec provided two ATEXcertified platform scales and weight indicators and an additional controller for the safe zone operated by a bespoke customized software solution.

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