Conveyor belt scales have been used for decades in industrial processes to monitor material flows on belt conveyors – including in the mining industry. Weighing information can be used for tracking purposes to know how much material has been transferred. It is also used when adjusting processes based on the measurement result (mass flow).
Conveyor belt scale is a cost-effective and easy way to add weighing to any belt Brand commonly used in the mining industry
In mining, huge amounts of material are transferred at different stages of the process. Often the transfer takes place with a belt conveyor, so that it is also possible to measure the amount of material to be transferred with a belt conveyor.
Accurate measurement results are important for process control and also help to develop processes. A conveyer belt scale can also be an important tool for monitoring operations.
What should be considered when procuring conveyer belt scales for the mining industry?
When the mining industry is striving for an efficient and reliable production process, it is essential to choose a supplier that offers a conveyer belt tailor-made to the specific location and the materials being processed. It is also important to ensure the supplier’s expertise and capability in equipment installation, commissioning, maintenance, and repairs. Continuous availability of spare parts is also essential to minimize production downtime.
The durability and suitability of conveyer belt scales for weighing very heavy materials processed in the mining industry is critical. The conveyer belt scale designed by the expert for a specific purpose and the maintenance services provided by the equipment manufacturer ensure a long lifetime.
Accurate and reliable conveyer belt scale as a complete solution
Our experts are ready to serve the customer with the desired scope of delivery, from tender planning surveys to the installation of the finished product, commissioning and maintenance of the continuous use. Thus, if necessary, we are able to serve the customer holistically, and we do not offer only a certain “standard off the shelf product”, which can be challenging for the customer to adapt to the application.
In addition, Lahti Precision’s conveyer belt scale is a safe choice for customers when a service life of up to tens of years is required. We generally keep spare parts well available and if necessary we can modernize the scales to meet the changed requirements.
Typically, after delivery, the customer either installs the belt scale himself and orders an installation inspection and commissioning from us. We can also provide installation or installation supervision. Regular in-service maintenance and inspections ensure reliable operation and accuracy of conveyer belt scales.
Lahti Precision has accumulated strong expertise to find solutions to most problems and needs. Competence is not dependent on individuals only, but is widely distributed between the sales, design, manufacturing and maintenance departments. Experience is reflected in the ability to find the best solution to the customer’s needs at the different stages of delivery.
Easy and real-time data related to weighing events for all stakeholders with the mScales service
Today the conveyer belt scale can also be connected to the mScales weighing service, enabling real-time monitoring of weighing data. mScales is a digital weighing service that connects your scale to a business system and connects weighing data instantly for billing, operational planning and tracking.
The service manages weighing’s in real time and all information related to weighing events is easily and immediately available to all stakeholders. Deploying mScales does not require a large investment in equipment and is a very secure and easy-to-use service.
The author of the article is Sami Jaakonaho, Sales Manager. In addition to belt scales, he has accumulated a wealth of knowledge about other weighing equipment and systems.
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